01-28-2007, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by flatcam1
the aggression usually comes out at breeding time.
Also,there is often a big size difference between the breeding pair and after the eggs are fertilised you can do two things
1.take the male out and put it in a separate tank
2.put in a clay pipe for the smaller fish to hide in
these 2 things are not guaranteed to keep your smaller fish alive, they are just to increase the chances of it surviving.
Hope this helps! :D
best regards, flatcam1 :D
This fish doesnt need to be around "breeding time" to be aggressive. Just having a single male is enough for it to hold a large section of the tank to it self. If you have a smaller tank it will probally kill all tankmates.
I dont like seperating a pair when there is aggression. you run the risk of breaking the bond in the pair. Two of the things ive used with good results are make a cave out of large rocks with a little opening so only the female can enter and give her some room in the cave to be comfortable if this lasts a few days. Or get a divider and make a hole just big enough for the female to get through. The divider doesnt look as good but its easer to do.