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Old 06-02-2010, 12:23 AM   #41
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The very first dorsal spine on males is very elongated and can be seen clearly. Females lack the elongated spine.

It doesn't matter which goeis in first, and I believe it is ony the males that fight. One male and several females may be fine in a large enough tank.
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Thanks Cmor.
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Haha I did a very poor job explaining that, thanks for clearing it up Cmor.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:38 AM   #44
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I thought you did a pretty good job explaining it. If you see a photo of a male and female you can't mistake them.

I used to have a male (died, but not due to lack of pods) and my replacement turned out to be a female.
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i cant wait til my work/lfs gets the captive breed ones
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ilostnemo, as a hobbiest any tank ends up being to small. lol
lol yeah i know. i cant keep a tank for nothing. im tryin to sell my 55 since i just bought a 58 reef ready lol
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I had a psychedelic that ate pellet and frozen brine shrimp from day one. Was very friendly always coming to my side of the tank by my chair. Buried himself in the sand nightly. RIP lil buddy. I brought Nemo w/ velvet in and killed everything. The mandarin was the last to go he seemed very resilient.

Now I have had 2 of the green stripe ones die within days even eating brine shrimp.
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Also had a male spotted. Added a female green about 6 weeks later. She was pretty aggressive anytime their paths crossed so she was traded away.

Funny to see such a small fish get so angry
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There seems to be allot of disappointment with the Ora Mandarins not eating and die in short order.
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Hmmm maybe a bit more research etc is needed...
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