11-25-2012, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluydgrl
Oh that's sad.I'm sorry!I bought 2 EBR about a month or so ago and found one dead awhile back.There was one left at the LFS all by itself so I bought that one about 2 weeks ago.She or he was much smaller.These are now the ones producing the eggs..The big one must be the female then?They look both the same.Just one is smaller then the other
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When we add a fish of the opposite sex to a tank with one fish, they frequently spawn readily, at least for a few times. That's what my Bolivians did. But both species in this genus have to form bonded pairs which remain for life, usually anyway. They select their own mate for this. The male may accept the female you have, or may not; nothing we can do about that.
If the fish are the same age, and are healthy, the larger will be the male. But age and past health affect this, so no certainty. The breeding tube (ovipositor) if it can be seen is the best guide. Check the profile, Blue Ram. [Just noticed, I need to add this to the profile. The ovipositor of the female is thicker (to allow the eggs to pass) that the male.]
Last edited by Byron; 11-25-2012 at 08:11 PM..