Making A Stocking Plan For 55gallon Long Tank?

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I am planning on setting up a 55 gallon tropical community tank with a male Betta that I already have and I was thinking about adding 4-5 female Bettas to the stocking list, but I am skeptical about whether or not it would be a good idea but at the same time I have seen people have good luck with putting many Bettas together in the same tank but only in large well planted tanks which is what I am planning; so I would like to pick some brains before I make a decision and I have plenty of other tanks so if it doesn’t work out and I have to separate them I can. ?
 

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I am planning on setting up a 55 gallon tropical community tank with a male Betta that I already have and I was thinking about adding 4-5 female Bettas to the stocking list, but I am skeptical about whether or not it would be a good idea but at the same time I have seen people have good luck with putting many Bettas together in the same tank but only in large well planted tanks which is what I am planning; so I would like to pick some brains before I make a decision and I have plenty of other tanks so if it doesn’t work out and I have to separate them I can. ?
People have had luck with a female Betta sorority, but not mixing in a male. I personally wouldn't do it, but hopefully someone who may have tried this exact thing can shed more light.
I have kept a male Betta in a community tank in my 55 gallon before (not with female Bettas), and he was perfectly fine. But he was a rather mellow Betta, and had no issues with other fish. I also made sure no other fish I added were fin nippers. This was a few years ago.
My Betta I have now I can't add to my 55 gallon community because he doesn't like the water current I have. So keep that in mind too. Longer finned Bettas can have a harder time swimming in stronger currents.
 
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Azul, my male Betta (half moon) will probably be the only one in tank, just to be safe and I’ll just setup a separate sorority tank for the girls. When I was 7 a fish store employee told me that I could keep male and female Bettas together and the male ended up tearing the female to shreds and I don’t want to relive that, the more I think about the risk the more I cringe. His picture is my profile photo!
 
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