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Old 07-24-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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Green Terror Mating? HELP!

I need help! I have two green terrors (one male, one female) and I want them to mate, but it seems to me like they are just fighting? They are lip locking a lot, but I also know that means they are courting. The male has been shaking as well. They are about 6inches each. I just got the male today so I don't know if they are mating or if they are fighting for dominance in the tank. It's a 40 gal breeder tank and they are the only two in there. Any suggestions?


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Old 07-25-2015, 12:03 AM   #2
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I don't know about their breeding habits but lip locking is usually a sign of territory issue. Are you positive it's a M/F?


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Old 07-25-2015, 12:12 AM   #3
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A 40 breeder is far too small for a pair of green terrors. I'd think it's more than likely a territory issue


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Green Terror Mating? HELP!

With two green terrors I would consider at least a 55. Lip locking, increased aggression and shaking are all good signs of possible breeding, but they also could be trying to show dominance/strength the same way considering you just got the male. They will most likely beat each other up quite a bit. Let them continue but monitor the health of both fish. As one may kill the other if it becomes too serious and they may need separated
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I have the same situation but can't put them in a bigger tank because of room situation


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Green Terror Mating? HELP!

If you would like to see the two of them, here they are. Let me know what you guys think. The male already had the chunk taken out of his dorsal fin when I got him
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Top fin damage on the 2nd pic but they look nice.


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