The future of my sorority

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Aquaphobia, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Hi guys, just wanted to discuss the future of my sorority. Since making a thread to introduce all 10 original members, 5 of them have died. I'm not shocked, they were "secondhand" Bettas and fairly old by Betta standards and I hope I gave them a nice environment while they were with me.

    Now though I find myself at a crossroads. Do I buy more females and continue the sorority? Or do I let them pass naturally and either allow the RCS to take over OR get myself a Pea Puffer?
     
  2. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    I'd keep your sorority going. I've seen far too many people pass on beautiful females. Platinum and White crowns, an American themed Koi, Plakets, and many more. They need good homes too.

    My opinion anyway
     
  3. Flowingfins

    FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    Keep it going! Your tank is beautiful, I'm sure some more girlies would love it.
     




  4. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    +1
     
  5. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks guys, I think that's what I wanted to hear:)
     




  6. jpm995Well Known MemberMember

    Keep it going. Like Grimund said there are so many types to choose from it will be fun choosing what you like. Post pics of choices and we can critique.
     
  7. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    While the population is low perhaps I can find the time to work on the 26 gallon. Still waiting on parts for the lid I'll have to custom build though. And the light. And the filter...;)
     
  8. superbutterfly12Well Known MemberMember

    Get more girls!
     
  9. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    Custom? Separate tank or sorority?
     
  10. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    Do you have plans for the 26? You could always move the shrimp in there so you could actually see them and then, with your luck, rescue a few more girls. Definitely sorry for your losses, but I know you gave them an awesome home.
     
  11. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    It's a custom tank built by a pet shop owner some years ago. Long since retired and clearing out storage and I bought this tank because it was so cool! 12" tall and wide but 42" long;D
     
  12. superbutterfly12Well Known MemberMember

    That's a really neat size. Would make a great centerpiece for a long dining table
     
  13. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    New sorority tank? I like the kitchen table idea, just don't serve fish sticks
     
  14. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    I wasn't planning on a second sorority tank, just an upgrade. Though now that you mention it...

    Anywho, picked up a couple of new girls today! I felt I had to because interestingly, despite all the space and plants, just having fewer girls resulted in a rise in aggressive incidents. I guess sorority girls act as their own dithers!

    They're acclimating to the new water source now, you'll see them once they've settled in and coloured up;)
     
  15. jhigg008

    jhigg008Well Known MemberMember

    I loved seeing your betta sorority. I love dwarf puffers but the betta tank is awesome and very interesting. I am living vicariously through your tank lol
     
  16. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks:)

    So many fish, so little time!:p
     
  17. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    Can't wait to see pics of the new little girls!
     
  18. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Had a hard time getting decent stills so I took video instead!:)

     

     
     
  19. Bithimala

    BithimalaFishlore VIPMember

    So pretty! I'll take video over pics any day. So awesome to see them interacting :)
     
  20. OP
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    Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    It is really cool! So much different from how I imagined it. I expected them to rip each other apart but their interactions are more subtle. I used to panic any time any 2 approached each other but now I know that most of their actions are symbolic more than anything and I can relax knowing they'll sort it out the best they can and that they'll avoid physical attack if at all possible. I provide them with cover and room and they take care of the rest:)
     




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