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Old 01-18-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Blue Peacock female lost her mate

So my fiancée and I had a mated pair of blue peacock cichlids and the male has recently died. It looks as if the female is wanting/ready to spawn again and we want to know if we can get another male for her and if they would work out as a pair?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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I.would first try and figure out what happened to the male. Do you know? How's your water test? And way do.you test with?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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Sorry that the loss of the male.

While they can make a pair in the numerical sense, peacocks are polygamous breeders which means they do not monogamously pair up.

Ideally they should be kept as a breeding group comprised of one male and several females.

Introducing a new matured male of the same species should be an easy solution (what other fish are in the tank?).
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I know why he died and everything has been resolved. I just wanted to know if introducing a new male would work.
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