Callatya Posted November 19, 2005 Report Share Posted November 19, 2005 OK, I'll admit it. I've had two adult males in a container together. It was purely accidental. I was a scatterbrain andpoured a second jar in ontop of the contents of the first and then went off to clean the jar. I came back with clean jar in hand to watch two PK males (blade and Jaffa) circling each other and displaying. It was utterly fascinating. both boys seemed to have no interest in immediately tearing each other fin from fin, just to say "oi, i'm prettier and heaps bigger". I sat and watched them for about 10 minutes, sitting there ready to separate, but that was it, then they both got bored and went to eat some blackworms, and came back together for the occasional circle dance. Now, I AM NOT RECOMMENDING ANYONE TRY THIS, i'm just investingating a bit further. I know that sticking two boys together is generally taboo, but i'm curious about anyone elses experiences with this. Now, when i'm cleaning my boys, i'll sometimes pop two in together, or a boy and a girl or a mix etc just to give them some out-time. I cover the base of my bucket in blackworms and keep a watch on anyone with a personality that i don't yet know fully and jar them up within 15 mins. So far, i've only had one boy try to spar (rocky), and he was quickly removed and not allowed any playtime ever again (also turned out to be a violent breeder) I also have a 3' tank. In this tank i have 2 paradise, 4 barbs, some SAE, 2 BN, some platies, some swords, a few danios and WCMMs and i think 2 mosquitofish, On top of that I have a few bettas in barracks, a bunch of the smaragdina girls, a few random cambos and 2 male betas that just roam around loose. It was not the original plan. Originally i thought one was a female(from Squash x Gabriel), but he turned out to be a mediumish-tail male. And the other was *supposed* to be in the little barracks but he swam out (note to all:barracks are useless in 3' tanks with centre brace) Now these two have distinct teritories, and neither hassle the females or juvies very much at all. Ordinarily I'd be worried and not leave them alone, but the young male is a complete wimp and the older plakat (Blade, in case anyone is wondering, one of the best pet fishies I've had ) is bordering on TDTB, so I'm not that concerned. They have been like that for about a month now, and things seem ok. I've not met that many people that will admit to this, let alone have any good news coming out of it, so i'm really interested about how you guys go about it. ever just let that little one who morphed into a man stay in the growout? did a harem work out for you? I'm not suggesting we go and tell the world to try it, but I'd be very interested to know *lol* Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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