Sunny's Harem! Betta Sorority Tank

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by SunnyAde, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. SunnyAde

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

    Meet my new Sorority tank.

    3 are quite a bit older and bigger than the 3 dumbos I have!

    My male Betta is in a tank next to them and he really doesn't like them! Everytime I take down the divider he really gives them a good flare, he's normally quite chilled with all his other tank mates etc so its quite strange to see him so aggressive.

    The girls are currently in with a few Corydoras' and a snail or 2.

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  2. OP

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

    Names are:

    Red Koi = Minerva
    Yellow Koi = Pikachu
    Blue (not sure what this one is?) = Odessa
    Red/White Dumbo = Astrid
    Red/Dark Red Dumbo = Nebula
    White Dumbo = Luna
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Beautiful bettas!

    It looks like you have some stocking issues with your cories, if you'd like to discuss them :)

    Is your male betta in the same tank as the females?
  4. OP

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember

    No my male is in a separate tank, here's him flaring at them.

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    About the Corys yeah sure any advice is appreciated
  5. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    You've got some beautiful Bettas there, setup looks really nice also! :) What size tank?

    Not sure how many you have in there, but the panda cory is not temperature compatible with the bettas, and should also be in a group of atleast 6+.
    The albino cory needs to be in a group of it's own kind also, and depending on if it's bronze or peppered it may or may not require cooler temps as well.

    It's your choice, but the neons in the other tank also require cooler temperatures than the Betta in with them, and depending on the tank size may need more space. if you keep them as they are, you will be shortening the life spans considerably.
  6. OP

    SunnyAdeValued MemberMember


    They are both in 10 gallon tanks, I've got 2 of each Panda/Pepper/Albino.
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    10 gal is too small for a sorority long term, and it's also too small for a school of cories (and cories need to be kept in groups of their own species, not mixed like you have them). As mentioned, both peppered and panda cories need much cooler temps than bettas, and keeping them at the higher temps will shorten their lives. Not really fair to them, is it?

    I'd rehome the cories and consider upgrading your sorority to a 20 gal long. If you wanted, at that point, you could add a school of warm water cory (one species).

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