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    What would you all recommend as the ideal ratio of males/females for boesemani rainbows? Now that my six have settled in and colored up, I have two males and four females. I would like to switch out some females for more males but not if its going to cause fighting. What do you all think? Thanks!!

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    If you are going to switch out some females, you should switch them all out for males. Otherwise keep male:female at 1:2.

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    Ok great thank you. I will think about it.... I feel bad taking them back!! Good to know I should switch all the females if I do any switching.

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    I would keep the females because they will encourage the males to display their best color's. Get at least one more male. Heres a video you might enjoy.

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    Nothing is wrong with what you have right now. Nothing wrong with 2 F to 1 male.

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    Good point LH, I was trying to be diplomatic LOL.

    Sounds kind of like the line from the old Jan and Dean song " two girls for every guy".
    Last edited by steeler58; 11-26-2012 at 06:48 AM.
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    I would keep either 2 F to 1 Male or all males. The males are all prettier.

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    Ok thanks you two. I think at this point we have decided to just let them be, and keep what we have. I certainly don't want to cause any fighting or overcrowding as they get bigger - which I am looking forward to! Right now they seem to be doing well - in the mornings the boys get all puffed up and flashy, flirt with their girls and chase each other off, but nothing aggressive.

    Thanks for all the input!

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    What size aquarium do you have, and is it working well with your six?

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