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Juicy
10-05-2007, 06:55 PM
FINALLY, some pix of my sorority tank.....we call it the b***h tank..┬*┬*:lol:

┬*┬*I've got 10 females in here but it's hard to get a pic of all of them together...they're fast swimmers so a lot of my pics come out too blurry but they are BEAUTIFUL! its like having a tank full of colorful little sharks...also the pecking order process was amazing to watch, we have some live video of it happening which I will post later.....FYI no one was hurt┬*just a couple nipped fins, flaring, etc... and that was it, they're all different sizes so they got in order pretty quick....now┬*they are all getting along swimmingly :) ┬*

I would have shown y'all sooner but all my pretty plants died┬*┬*:cry: (except my val) because our lighting is sooo crappy...1.5 wpg...so I just filled the whole tank with val, anyone have any idea's for upgrading the lighting in a standard 10 gallon?? we have a black wooden stand and would like a matching canopy with some good lighting...I'm thinking about getting a bright kit from here http://ahsupply.com/mcart/index.cgi?code=3&cat=6 but they are expensive so if anyone has any better ideas, please do tell...

Juicy


http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9024/tweet1wa9.jpg

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2513/tweetwz9.jpg

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9353/sororitytank2jx8.jpg

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/4974/sororitytank1fw5.jpg

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2073/sororitytankcx6.jpg

eklikewhoa
10-05-2007, 07:04 PM
Nice females! Does that last one have pop eye?

With lighting ahsupply is going to be your best choice or you could wait till someone sells something in the market.

Juicy
10-05-2007, 07:32 PM
lol, no, I thought that too when I got her 6 months ago...they're both like that...even gave her medicine for it..but it turns out she just has huge eyes!┬*┬*Her name is Olga and she is the boss of the tank, being at least twice the size of all the other bettas in there.

which bright kit would you recommend EK?? we want as good as we can get with no CO2..

eklikewhoa
10-05-2007, 07:35 PM
The lowest one if no co2 is injected, think its the 36w......I would recommend Seachem Excel but the vals didn't like it too much IME.

djmatthewblack
10-05-2007, 07:53 PM
cool, where do you get bettas like that?

PhishPhreek
10-06-2007, 01:48 AM
What ?
No Blues, Greens, Coppers, Blacks, Whites ? ┬*
:wink: ┬*:wink: ┬*:wink: ┬*:wink: ┬*:devil:

AnotherWoogie
10-06-2007, 11:39 AM
Is 10 gallons enough for 10 females? Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought they needed a decent amount of space. I have 3 females in a 30 gallon and I still keep a close eye on them at times because I'm scared of fighting. It sounds like you know what you're doing, though, so I was just curious.

Tiapan
10-06-2007, 11:44 AM
im sure it depends on the tank and how much cover they have and if there is anything breaking up view from across tank. (So that the fish dont always see each other) that and keepin them well fed.

Tiapan
10-06-2007, 11:45 AM
But i have to say juicy i was kinda hopein for a different type of sorority pic on here ┬*:lol: but that wouldnt be good for the kiddies :wink:

Tiapan
10-06-2007, 11:48 AM
and there i go forgeting the whole point, which is to add that the tank looks really good, and your best bet for extra lighting is to wither just add another strip light to the tank, or get a pc light. i know that there are some smaller like 13 watt or 18 watt ones for like under counters that are supposed to be cheaper then fish ones. or you could just add an incadescent strip with 2 Power compact bulbs in it, that would bring your wpg up to 3.5. if you just added it on as extra.

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:48 PM
Took three post for you to get your point across Tiapan? ┬* :lol:

Tiapan
10-06-2007, 12:49 PM
well im still waking up and a little disjointed, kept remmembering something else i wanted to say, you know how long winded i can be at times :roll:

Tiapan
10-06-2007, 12:50 PM
i mean , how am i ever gonna catch up to you at one post at a time BS :lol: even at this rate i wont catch you for like 3 years.

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:52 PM
Yeah

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:52 PM
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eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:52 PM
Figured

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:52 PM
You

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:53 PM
were

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:53 PM
trying

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:53 PM
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eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:53 PM
keep

eklikewhoa
10-06-2007, 12:54 PM
up

PhishPhreek
10-06-2007, 04:10 PM
Bermashave !



The 1" per fish dosen't work for all fishes.
As a general rule it refers to the oxygen in the water for small fish.
so it doesent work for a 10" flowerhorn and it dosent work for anabantids (gouramies & bettas)

Juicy
10-06-2007, 05:22 PM
cool, where do you get bettas like that?


DJ, I got 4 of them at petco, 4 from petsmart and 2 from city pets, all at different times because it's harder to find females :) ┬*

I got the Cambodian red from petco in the westchase area...

Juicy
10-06-2007, 05:28 PM
But i have to say juicy i was kinda hopein for a different type of sorority pic on here ┬*:lol: but that wouldnt be good for the kiddies :wink:


:rofl: Behave yourself David.

Juicy
10-06-2007, 05:59 PM
Is 10 gallons enough for 10 females? Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought they needed a decent amount of space. I have 3 females in a 30 gallon and I still keep a close eye on them at times because I'm scared of fighting. It sounds like you know what you're doing, though, so I was just curious.

We tried 3 several times before and it never worked out so I did a lot of research and supposedly if you have many girl bettas the aggression is too spread out to do any real damage. I'm watching closely so we'll see, I was only gonna put 7 but phishphreak told me I could put more...since I had 10 already...I thought, why not. If any get too aggressive I plan on taking those ones out...also we plan on setting up a 29 for them as soon as we have the cash...besides a few shredded fins (which I was told to expect while their making their pecking order) so far they seem to be doing fine :D ....Have your 3 torn each other up at all :?:

Juicy
10-06-2007, 06:06 PM
some more pics for you phishphreak, I have lots of colors but no copper, white or solid black..where do I get those??


http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5580/*****tankzo8.jpg

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6715/lilolgapy4.jpg

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/4382/arieldarknessoi7.jpg

Juicy
10-06-2007, 06:08 PM
and there i go forgeting the whole point, which is to add that the tank looks really good, and your best bet for extra lighting is to wither just add another strip light to the tank, or get a pc light. i know that there are some smaller like 13 watt or 18 watt ones for like under counters that are supposed to be cheaper then fish ones. or you could just add an incadescent strip with 2 Power compact bulbs in it, that would bring your wpg up to 3.5. if you just added it on as extra. whats a PC light?

Fire_chair
10-06-2007, 06:15 PM
Power compact

Tiapan
10-07-2007, 03:27 AM
yeah what he said, and that was a dastardly cheap shot with the posts EK, good job thats why you Dagon. Gods didnt get to be gods by being nice to people :lol:

PhishPhreek
10-07-2007, 05:12 AM
Members of BettaHabari
Lucky is winning all the black male & female classes this year.
Richard won whites last year and Best of Show.
Some of our members are starting to breed coppers but none have won any shows yet.

I have put a message on their board and asked if they had any females for sale

http://groups.msn.com/TheBettaHabariSocietyClub

AnotherWoogie
10-07-2007, 07:39 PM
Juicy, my 3 have stayed quite civilized and even hang out around each other. They look kinda shaggy right now due to some wild livebearers I had in there that tore them up. However, I'd love to have a huge group of female bettas. I think it's great that you've been so successful with yours. Keep us up to date if they fight or anything and you have to remove anyone : )

sproett
10-08-2007, 11:02 AM
Wow, I love your tank! ┬*You're making me want to add some female bettas to my collection.

Juicy
10-08-2007, 03:17 PM
Juicy, my 3 have stayed quite civilized and even hang out around each other. They look kinda shaggy right now due to some wild livebearers I had in there that tore them up. However, I'd love to have a huge group of female bettas. I think it's great that you've been so successful with yours. Keep us up to date if they fight or anything and you have to remove anyone : )

I will definitely keep you┬*┬*and everyone else updated Woogie :D ...

Juicy
10-08-2007, 03:18 PM
Wow, I love your tank! ┬*You're making me want to add some female bettas to my collection.


thanks sproett :) , I think phishphreak knows where to get some nice ones....

AnotherWoogie
10-13-2007, 06:59 PM
Hey! So...I was sitting here in Dallas looking at my 30 gal with the 3 female bettas...and I REALLY want to add some more and have a semi-sorority tank like yours (it's such a great idea!!!).

How should I start adding them? Just one at a time? 2?

No one has been beating up on each other, but I did just witness some flaring between two of the girls. There wasn't any nipping, just innocent flaring. So it's okay to add more, right?

PhishPhreek
10-13-2007, 10:39 PM
You should have no problems if you have plenty of plants and other hiding places in your tank.
But it never hurts to rearange everything so the old girls have to look for a new home also.

AnotherWoogie
10-14-2007, 10:30 AM
I'll probably need to add more plants, then. My plants are a little scarce in this tank ┬*:lol:

Thank you, though!

aquashelle
02-02-2008, 05:23 PM
I just purchased a beautiful white female today. Gl with your gorgeous females.