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Old 04-04-2007, 11:35 PM   #11
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This is called The GBR Mating Ritual. Instead of the males duking it out, they have color competitions. And whoever has the best color to the female, is the winner and is her mate.

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WOW! Those are great pics....I didn't realize the "freshies" were that colorful.
Yes, there are some nice colored freshies. Look at some of the Apistos.....
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:43 PM   #12
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Wow, awesome pics LWB. And thank you, now I know what I'm looking for. Guess I need to get a couple females then, huh?

Do you have a trio? I thought keeping these in pairs was best
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Pairs are good, but if you have more females than males, you are ok as well.
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The very first two pics both look male to me. The additional ones support what I thought becasue of the pelvic fins and no pink...



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Pairs are good, but if you have more females than males, you are ok as well.
Not true. Once a pair forms they may harass the lone female to the point of her death. A member on here (Shayfish I believe) had to relocate a GBR pair because the females were going after one another and they would not get along in the same tank. I have heard of other accounts of this as well. Females can be just as aggressive as the males but usually do so only to other females.
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The very first two pics both look male to me. The additional ones support what I thought becasue of the pelvic fins and no pink...



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Pairs are good, but if you have more females than males, you are ok as well.
Not true. Once a pair forms they may harass the lone female to the point of her death. A member on here (Shayfish I believe) had to relocate a GBR pair because the females were going after one another and they would not get along in the same tank. I have heard of other accounts of this as well. Females can be just as aggressive as the males but usually do so only to other females.
Actually, if you have a single female, yes, it can happen. But if you have several, like 2 males and 4 or 5 females, you won't have any problems. I never had problems when they were in numbers, but when I added a single female to a tank with a pair, I had to remove her to another tank.
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Thanks again for all the help. I think I'm going to get 2 females to put in with these and see how they do.
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