Sorority Curiousity

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by JLeeM, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Hello.

    Just out of curiosity, what is an adequate size tank to house a sorority of 6-10 female bettas?
     
  2. FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member

    20 gallon long minimum. Some say 10, but it's too small for females to establish a territory.

    For 10, though, I'd say you'd be looking at 30 - 40 gallon minimum.
     
  3. j

    jenag145 Valued Member Member

  4. OP
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    JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    So 6 max in a 20 long?
     
  5. FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member

    7 max. Better odd numbers than even.
     
  6. OP
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    JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Why are odd numbers better?
     
  7. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAnt Well Known Member Member

    I don't agree that that odds are better. That means two can hang up against one.

    I'm doing a test to see whether a 20H would work with for a sorority. Since you're not doing an experiment I suggest a 20L .
     
  8. FlutterFish

    FlutterFish Well Known Member Member

    Aggression will be more equalled out with an odd number.

    20 high would technically work, along with a 15 gallon with a measurement of 24" - however, you'd have to keep an even closer eye on them because there might be territorial issues because of the lack of space compared to a 20L.
     
  9. OP
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    JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    Okay. Just curious at this point. I have plenty of other tank ideas I want to do before seriously considering a sorority.
     
  10. KaderTheAnt

    KaderTheAnt Well Known Member Member

    @FlutterFish My hypothesis is that there will less territorial disputes because of the less room for them to establish actual territories
     




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