Random Sorority Question

  1. jenmur Fishlore VIP Member

    So even IF this happened, it wouldn't happen for over a year. But my friend started a sorority and her fish are lovely and getting along so far. And I'm drooling (dont tell my male crowntail, Frazier know!). But with Petco having $1/gallon sales and me just having bought a bottle of ammonia from Ace. I am wondering if I did a betta sorority would a 20 long or a 29 gallon be better? Could I do a school of cories as well? I'd ideally be getting them from my LFS so they'd all come from the same tank.
  2. Princethepurplebetta Member Member

    A 29 would be better than the 20L. (Id recomend going even larger though). I have 7 females in a 50g right now and they love the space.
  3. clk89 Fishlore VIP Member

    I personally would keep a sorority female bettas only, no other fish with them. Agree on the 29 gallon.
  4. jenmur Fishlore VIP Member

    @Princethepurplebetta. That's what I was thinking as well. More water and more room. Ohh! I have seen a 38g tank before as well as the normal 40, 55, etc. makes sense since I clearly see Frazier enjoys the 10g and it makes me wish I had gotten him a bigger tank.

    @clk89. Ah ok. I wasn't sure since it was a group of bettas but then cories are so bumbling peaceful I didn't know if they would work or not. A nice long big tank with a group of girls of different types!

    This all started with my friends tank (20 long) and that lovely female betta at my LFS
  5. Princethepurplebetta Member Member

    If you go with the 55g you can do 6+ cory cats. My sorority is a 50g and i have 6 cory cats in it and they do well (its very planted though).
  6. jenmur Fishlore VIP Member

    They are rather cute and wiggly. Just not sure of any fish to go into a sorority besides the betta girls. I would definitely put plants and decorations in there! I'm thinking I like the jungle look.
  7. Princethepurplebetta Member Member

    That would look cool! You defiantly want a very very planted tank if you do a sorority. Good luck! :)
  8. Piaelliott Well Known Member Member

    29 gal, heavily planted, introduce all at the same time, preferably sisters, young

    Also, I wouldn't add cories because I think they are kind of slow finding their food. Bettas are little pigs and I'd be afraid they would eat to much.
  9. jenmur Fishlore VIP Member

    @Princethepurplebetta. Oh yeah. It's kinda the look I'm going for with my 55 community tank!

    @Piaelliott. I'm hoping I'd be able to put some of my Italian Vals and Water Wisteria in there from my 55. They seem like good plants. Maybe some others like Anubias and Java fern. I dunno if my LFS has sisters or not but they do put most female bettas in sorority tanks.

    Ok. Yeah Frazier is a huge pig with food. That's fine. I'm having cories in my community tank so I'll get a Cory fix there!
  10. Piaelliott Well Known Member Member

    Your LFS sounds great. Best place to buy your sorority since you can watch the girls and look for peaceful behavior :)
  11. jenmur Fishlore VIP Member

    I like it a lot. I think it's better than the other one here. Aaron has point blank told me no that wouldn't work in your tank (that's how I found out about tiger barb behavior) I like that! I mentioned how I would like to give a Texas Cichlid a home, nope 55 isn't big enough. :). Yeah I can see a bettas behavior better in a tank than a tiny cup from a pet store. Overall they do try to make sure any betta put in a store tank with other fish is nice. Mean bettas get their own (smaller) tank.

    This is the fish that started this!!