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This is my new 37 gallon tank. I want to put a community it with preferably a sorority. Ive been doing alot of research and im going to aak for advise from my local Preuss Pets.

I decorated it to look cool but now im starting think the decor is lacking in thickness. Anyone have any advice?
 

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Welcome to the Forum!

I cannot tell you from experience but I do have several friends who've had successful sororities (as in for years without other than natural deaths). Their biggest advice is 75% planting to break up lines of sight and chase and "hides" are not as important as plants.

Good luck.
 

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Hey! I agree with Russel-it looks great for a community but not much a sorority. You NEED lots of plant coverage
( floaters, big plants, small plants, hides etc.) or it will not work out. That also looks like quite a bit of surface agitation which can stress a betta out.
 

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Hi! Just like RussellTheShihTzu and KekeTheBettaDoc said, it would be better as a community tank. Also, the fake plants are plastic so those could really damage a betta's fins if you aren't watching them carefully. I don't know if you will be getting a betta for this tank, if you are, please watch it carefully!
 

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Im looking to stock something like this:

5 female betta
8 Harlequin Rasbora
8 Ember Tetra
1 Pleco

Is this alright? Will the schools be okay with more plants?
 

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Or would it be better to move my sorority to my 10 gallon and just get a different centerpiece fish for my 37
 

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Or would it be better to move my sorority to my 10 gallon and just get a different centerpiece fish for my 37
5 female bettas in a 10 gallon tank would not work.

Im looking to stock something like this:

5 female betta
8 Harlequin Rasbora
8 Ember Tetra
1 Pleco

Is this alright? Will the schools be okay with more plants?
As for the pleco, I'm assuming a bristlenose pleco, they grow pretty huge so you would end up needing a 50-100 gallon tank for it. I'm not completely sure about the tetras and rasboras.
 

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Maximum sorority number in a 10 is five. If the update is for a sorority there still aren't enough plants. As I said, 75% (live/silk or plastic); decor/hides do not break up lines of sight and chase. This is what you need:
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This plant is soft plastic. I experimented with it in a Betta tank. It is Marineland.
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According to species profiles, adult Bristlenose require a minimum footprint that is 30 x 12; a 20 long aquarium.
 
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