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Old 12-31-2010, 02:54 PM
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I am buying 1M 2F Kapampa wildcaught adults for my six foot, 125 gallon tank. I am wondering if I should go for an extra female?
I have had frontosas before - 6 in a 180 gallon but I no longer have the 180.
I worry that four fish might be a bit crowded in a 125 but wonder if, on the plus side there could be less agression issues and more breeding chances with the extra female.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:09 PM
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I'd get at least that female if not more. I'm running 8 Adult Burundi in a 125 and have had great success for 5+ years in that same tank.
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I'd definitely go for 1m 3f, and if possible another female. Lots of people on this forum have 6 in a 125. Where are you getting them from?
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2m/5f would be perfect for that tank.
you want to have 2 males just in case 1 is not up to the task.
just make sure there's at least 2" difference between the alpha and beta.
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I'd definitely go for 1m 3f, and if possible another female. Lots of people on this forum have 6 in a 125. Where are you getting them from?
Through a friend, not a retail store or importer.
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1 male and 3 females would be fine but up to 5 or 6 females will still work well

you don't need two males thats for sure , keep the space and put another girl in
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About 6 of them would be great and the tank still wouldn't be crowded.
Think you are right about that a bigger group gives less agression.
I went from 4 to 10 and there are only advantages.
They feed better and there is less and more divided agression.
About an extra male and do you need one ?
Well first i had only one and they still spawnd succesfully.
Now i got ( at least , one i am not quite sure yet) 2 and there are some advantages to an extra male.
For exampel my first male used to be a bit grumpy towards the females.
Now there is an extra male his agression is mostly focused on this male.
He can handel it way better and the females get more rest ( maybe this will make them hold better).
Hope this helps you decide :-)
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MORE female's IMO. One male is fine
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I agree, a couple more females would be great
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extra males wont hurt in a 125 Ive had 2 even 3 in my tanks at some point. The bigger the group less aggression for sure Frontosa work well in big numbers just cost $$$ . That being said its kind of hard to find someone willing to sell just a female most of them are sold in pairs & trio's . I think 2 trio's is a good number to start with
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