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Old 10-07-2014, 06:42 AM
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I just picked a f1 male 10" and f1 female moba 8" to go into my 220 tank. I already had what I believed was a female f1 moba in their. The original fish is about 2" smaller then the big male. My original moba chased the big male around the tank constantly and now he scraped up and fins tattered. Maybe my original is a male??? I just pulled my original fish and put it in a 75 with a breeding group of Pheno tanzinia I have because I did not want to come home from work to a dead front. How would you reccomended me to reintroduce these two together. Or should I just sell off my original?
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:25 PM
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I guess I will wait to saturday rearrange the tank and put the original front in and see how it goes??
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It's not easy Joe. Re arranging is good. Keeping the lights dark, like completely( with a blanket over it) helps. Putting a devider into the tank to keep them separate helps. You got no replies because there is no easy answer. I feel your pain. It's very stressful to us when we try adding to our existing groups. Good luck.
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Jim, would a female beat up on a new male? Wondering if my original is a male??
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It's possible buy not as likely.
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Agree, not an easy situation. Rearranging is your best bet. I would think a ten inch male would eventually win out but it is hard starting out. If I understand your op, you now have three fronts in a 220? A minimum of three more would help diffuse aggression.

Hard to say if an existing female would beat up on the new male. I guess, it is possible. Both males and females can be aggressive; although, female aggression is usually towards other females.

If it is a female, she is the queen (and king) of that tank. I guess it is possible.

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Yes they are in a 220 with some Malawi cichlids. I bought these 2 because it I found them for sale from a local guy I usually buy from and he wants to get his tank empty so he sold them for only $25 each (seemed like a good price to me what do you think?). It is an all male Malawi Tank that I had the 1 front in. I have been trying to sell off the Malawi to make it a front tank. But all buyers want me to drive 3 hours to meet them. I wanted fronts with my Pheno Breeding group in there eventually.

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