Betta Sororities

A Starter Guide + Tips and Tricks

  1. lilabug4545
    lilabug4545
    5/5,
    Just a little tip I would add would be putting 4-5 male guppies in the sorority as well, since they will break up any fights, and can help to break sightlines.
    Other than that, all of this is great information!
  2. alliemac
    alliemac
    5/5,
    I wanted to start a Sorority of my own, but had little to no knowledge of having one. I have a single male betta so I don't have to think about what issues may occur other than keeping him healthy and happy. This gave me more information than I was expecting and with that I can now use to hopefully start a successful sorority.
  3. 75g Discus Tank
    75g Discus Tank
    4/5,
    Really liked it, but you stole my article idea!
    Also, can you add in that hornwort is probably the best sorority plant due to the line of sight blockage and the cover within the bundle.
  4. jtwizz
    jtwizz
    5/5,
    great info. exactly what i was looking for!
  5. akcarroll12
    akcarroll12
    3/5,
    I believe that a 20 is the bare minimum, and at least 7 females is necessary. Other than that, great article! Very well written.
  6. Tinker Betta
    Tinker Betta
    5/5,
    I loved reading this! Some things i knew, others i didnt. You really touched on everything i need to know! Thank you so much for writing this!!
  7. Goldfish@alma
    Goldfish@alma
    5/5,
    I think this was a well written, and nicely done article. I enjoy how the author covered all angles.
  8. Cori Elizabeth
    Cori Elizabeth
    4/5,
    There's one thing I can correct on, I know a lot of people and a lot of experts would disagree with the colour thing. I know sometimes. Sometimes. Having different colours helps it work, however I've had people who've had sororities that are all one colour, all one type, and different variations. I have 2 females that are exactly the same, but they've never even had fight compared to what one of them does to the other girls. Just a tip :)
  9. Initiate
    Initiate
    5/5,
    Really informative apart for a few things
  10. FlutterFish
    FlutterFish
    3/5,
    10 gallon doesn't really provide sufficient space as a minimum, I'd say 15 gallons at the bare minimum, but a 20 gallon (both high and long) would be better. Secondly, I'd say an odd number will be better than the even numbers that has been posted above, since the alpha scenario will work out bettter. Otherwise, though, I think that the author was accurate on the parts Introducing and Agression, The Back-up Plan and Feeding, so that would result in 3 stars for me.
    1. KinsKicks
      Author's Response
      Thank you about reminding me about the odd numbers! It was a detail I had missed going through this. I'll make edits on the numbering as well
  11. clk89
    clk89
    2/5,
    I wouldn't recommend a betta sorority to a beginner. Also in my opinion twenty gallon, heavily planted tank with at least seven female bettas is the bare minimum for a betta sorority. They need that extra room for territory, and seven bettas will disperse the aggression. Four to six bettas in a ten gallon which this article recommends, would most likely end badly. I give this article two stars because of the information of feeding, having a back up plan, and picking out betta paragraphs. Those give good information in my opinion.
    1. KinsKicks
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the feedback! I have added an edit about the level of experience and an update about the 10g idea :)