Sorority Curiousity

  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.
     
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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.
     
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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