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Post by elliriyanna on Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:23 pm

I am planning on starting a well planted betta sorority in a ten gallon. I've heard it can be very successful and am planning on keeping a close eye on it. 5 females together though... Should I run any meds through the tank or do anything to prevent aggression? I have tons of hiding places and I'm buying the youngest females available and sitting the containers next to each other for a few days before introducing them. Is there anything else I can do?

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Does the tank look properly planted or more? There are three terracotta pots in the tank also
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Post by jessie1602 on Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:25 am

Hi Elli.

Very pretty tank, love the tree root. I wouldn't worry about seperating them all and sitting them in containers for a few days, as they'd be more comfortable in the filtered and heated tank. I'd just make sure to put them in all at the same time so they don't get overly territorial. The only meds I add to a tank when new fish are introduced is Myaxazin, which is anti-bac meds, just as a precaution incase any of them are secretly sick, although hopefully they won't be.
If the tank is cycled then definately pop them all in and let them work it out between them. Sometimes there is some flaring and chasing maybe some nipping for a few days, and you can't do much to prevent it, just let them settle in and usually it simmers down. I heard the first 48 hours are the worst in a sorority! Your tank looks really good, and it sounds like they have lots of hiding spots. The only other thing I could suggest is maybe add some more tall plants in the middle of the tank, just to break the line of sight. Touch wood I've never had any problems from day one with aggression in my sorority, so not all females are tigers :-) They'll always be some chasing and flaring, but that's normal, mine do it sometimes and never hurt each other, I think they enjoy it LOL.

Good luck, post some pics of your new ladies when you get them!!! :-)

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Post by elliriyanna on Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:22 am

The tank is cycled and ready to go. I'll go get the girls soon Smile
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Post by Irish_Lass on Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:28 am

Looking forward to seeing it all with the ladies in it. Smile I agree with Jess, that tree stump looks class!

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Post by Vandraco aka Bronzecat on Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:30 pm

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I would get some tall plants and pop them in the middle of the tank front to back, making a sort of natural divider. This will break up their line of sight and should help to reduce aggression. You will get some squabbling though, so be prepared.
You could add some Myxazin as this can be used as a general tonic.

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Post by elliriyanna on Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:33 pm

I was going to add a low dose of salt. Also the filter blends into the background so it looks more empty than it is. I was going to go ahead and get some more tall plants Smile
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Post by Vandraco aka Bronzecat on Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:35 pm

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Post by silverrabbit on Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:19 pm

Sounds like you have everything planned out Smile look forward to seeing your girlies in there
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Post by 2tall on Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:12 pm

Great looking tank. Makes you anxious to stock I imagine!
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Post by elliriyanna on Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:16 pm

Makes me feel like I wanna get them right now. But I have to wait another week Sad it'll be work it though Smile and thanks Smile
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Post by 2tall on Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:18 pm

Just tell yourself they'll be betters ones in a week or so!
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Post by elliriyanna on Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:55 pm

Would you recommend 3 females or 5? I'm just wondering which would work better?
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Post by Irish_Lass on Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:59 pm

To my knowledge & as far as pecking order goes, more the better. Obviously don't overstock your tank but y'know what I mean. Smile

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Post by kizno1 on Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:02 pm

I would try and get some floating plants like amazon frogbit just to give them some more cover near the surface. I dont see the point in adding meds to the tank when you get them. I just dont see the point in exposing them to chemicals when theres no need but thats just my opinion and i know other people will disagree. I would go for 5 to spread out agression. Try and get them small aswell so they grow up together
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Post by elliriyanna on Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:08 pm

I can def do that kizno. I have an older female who will be going in but the rest will be babies. And I was just going to use anacharis and float it

and I was just going to put in salt as a preventative.
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Post by kizno1 on Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:11 pm

Sounds good. Just make sure she doesnt bully the smaller ones to much. Maybe give the small ones a few hours to settle in first before adding here.

Again i dont really see the point in adding it for no reason there freshwater fish they require no salt at all and TBH adding it for no reason will probably do more harm than good.
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Post by elliriyanna on Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:14 pm

YEah Naomi can be a bully ... So i put TONS of plants and hiding spots and I'll give them 1/2 an hour first.

and Ok no preventative meds... But what if something DOES happen?
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Post by kizno1 on Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:17 pm

Sounds good.

Well thats just my opinion but its up to you really. If a fish does get ill then yeah treat it but i just dont see the point exposing them to meds/salt when theres no reason for it.
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Post by Time-Out on Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:36 pm

I agree with Kizno about the salt. It's an irritant. Bettas naturally come from waters with low mineral content, adding salt adds minerals. If they become ill, then treat :-) If they're healthy, you save yourself some trouble. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." ;-)

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Post by elliriyanna on Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Ok I won't add the salt Smile and can I use an airstone like tons of bubbles to break the line of vision?
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Post by elliriyanna on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:40 pm

I got three females and everyone is getting along great Smile a few ripped fins but that's to be expected. Had to remove Naomi due to bullying but everyone else is doing GREAT Smile even feeding was completely non aggressive.
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Post by silverrabbit on Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:29 am

That's great to hear, but just keep an eye on them as they're in a low number and can get a bit evil once settled in, lol. Also, try Naomi again.. adding her last and rearranging the decor a bit might hwlp her aggression Smile
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Post by elliriyanna on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:44 am

I tried floating her just to see and everytime someone swam by she flaired like crazy and charged. Her fins are torn up from the fighting and she was messing up the others fins too. I don't think its safe to try again.
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Post by silverrabbit on Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:54 am

Some females are like that, though it's usually worked for me when i've reintroduced a nasty one. But better to be safe than sorry
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