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Old 01-06-2010, 09:19 PM
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Default Perfect breeding ratio in a 125 gallon?

I now have 1 male and 6 females in my 125. Is this a good breeding number? They are f1 kitumba fronts that I acquired 4 years ago with only 1 female that held for a few days last year before swallowing. With only one male in the tank now, will my male now focus on breeding instead of fighting with the other male? The only other fish in the tank is a small golden chinese algae eater.

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Hi Jason

i would think that should be perfect to be honest.

my only worry would be that the male F1 your using is a brother to all the girls in the tank?

apart from that worry it sounds fine for numbers and tank mates etc

good luck mate it will happen for you.
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I agree with Darren.

I've bred several different colonies with different numbers.

I like a 1/6 group and it's worked very well for me in the past.

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Thanks Darren,

I actually purchased kits from 3 different breeders 4 years ago so that I wouldn`t end up with all " relative breeders".

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mine are 2 and 7 i like to have two males to lower aggression in the tank but 1 and 6 will work out fine for you .
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Thanks Darren,

I actually purchased kits from 3 different breeders 4 years ago so that I wouldn`t end up with all " relative breeders".

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awesome you have got that sorted then well done and i am keeping my fingers crossed for you this is your year man that i promise you

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mine are 2 and 7 i like to have two males to lower aggression in the tank but 1 and 6 will work out fine for you .

as Jason said above alot of us have troubles with two males fighting all the time , so 1 male solves this but you will find the female fight just as much b i t c h es
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awesome you have got that sorted then well done and i am keeping my fingers crossed for you this is your year man that i promise you




as Jason said above alot of us have troubles with two males fighting all the time , so 1 male solves this but you will find the female fight just as much b i t c h es
hahaha nice one darren straight and too the point
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Does it really matter in fish if they are from the same colony...as in once they grow whether the male and female supposed to breed are siblings? As in does it affect the quality/survival rate?
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In my front tanks the females fight like crazy. The males usually just watch and at spawning time get a little more aggressive. I usually have 1m/6f or 2m/5f.
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Of course it matter as it is the same as in humans. If a brother and sister would have children together there would be much more risk of genetic defects.

It's the same with animal and to avoid dangerous hidden recessive defect in gene, it is best to avoid inbreeding (breeding brother to sister) as much as possible.

If you want all sort of defects then go ahead. It may not hapen if your breeding stock does not have hidden genetic defect, but if they do carry something like that you bet it will come out.

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