06-14-2012, 11:25 PM
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I have a four female betta sorority in a 55 gallon along with 2 balloon Mollies, 3 platies and 3 cories. All of them get along fine. In fact, one of the balloon Molly is the ONLY one out of the bunch who even nips at anyone. And she just barely nips--that's all. The bettas are all still young-- about 6 months old now, so I don't know if they'll remain this peaceful since I'm not sure when they start to show aggressiveness, but I would think it would have shown up by now. I only had to take one back in the beginning because she was a bully. Also, I think a BIG factor is tank size. I did my homework before getting fish, and researched a lot. I first had my sorority in a 20 gal high and they did fine, but I feel much better having them in the 55, because if someone gets too cranky,the victim can get away easier in a larger tank. Also, I have lots of "hides." 5 different types of caves (one is a coconut shell with holes drilled in it) and I'm growing a java moss pole right now in hopes it will get big enough to provide even more cover. But yes, I agree that you have to have the right personalities if you are going to have female bettas with Mollies. In other words, laid back fish, and if any become abusive, take them back and keep t rying until you get the right combination. Maybe I got lucky, I don't know.