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I have a 25 gallon with 3 female bettas and I would like to know the fish I could add because the tank looks empty.
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Three female bettas in a 25 sounds like trouble. In a betta sorority, you need to have at least 5 females in order to prevent long term aggression. Even then, a sorority won't last long term for some keepers.
 
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Crispii said:
Three female bettas in a 25 sounds like trouble. In a betta sorority, you need to have at least 5 females in order to prevent long term aggression. Even then, a sorority won't last long term for some keepers.
Could I add more Bettas then? What could I add if I add a couple more? I know they like off numbers, so what do you suggest I do?
 

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emilyladwig said:
Could I add more Bettas then? What could I add if I add a couple more? I know they like off numbers, so what do you suggest I do?
A 25 is a little on the small size for a sorority imo, but since it is heavily decorated, I think you can get away with adding two more. However, make sure you re-arrange your scape.
 
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So take them out, and rearrange the scape before adding the new ones?
 

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emilyladwig said:
So take them out, and rearrange the scape before adding the new ones?
If you get the fish, then you can re-arrange it.
 
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Crispii said:
If you get the fish, then you can re-arrange it.
Ok, thanks :) that was assuming I got the fish lol could I add anything else? Like maybe de dither fish? Something peaceful?
 

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emilyladwig said:
Ok, thanks :) that was assuming I got the fish lol could I add anything else? Like maybe de dither fish? Something peaceful?
It really depends on whether the fish will get along.
 
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Crispii said:
It really depends on whether the fish will get along.
Ok. what fish would you suggest?
 

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emilyladwig said:
Ok, thanks :) that was assuming I got the fish lol could I add anything else? Like maybe de dither fish? Something peaceful?
Some neon or cardinal tetras should work well, or maybe rummy nose.
 
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JettsPapa said:
Some neon or cardinal tetras should work well, or maybe rummy nose.
How many? A school of 6?
 

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The ones I mentioned are all small fish, so if it's just them and a few female bettas in a 25 gallon you could do at least 12.
 

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I'm impressed the stone slaps resting on the glass haven't caused you trouble yet. o.o

Also: Maybe some rasboras instead of tetras? Depending on the species you could add more than six.
 
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MacZ said:
I'm impressed the stone slaps resting on the glass haven't caused you trouble yet. o.o

Also: Maybe some rasboras instead of tetras? Depending on the species you could add more than six.
Thanks. Actually, I'm surprised too, they all kind of lean on each other and the gravel. Rasbora's sound cool and I like the way they look
 
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