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  1. Default Laetacara dorsigera or not?


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    Hello i got 3 laetacara dorsigera, according to the net it's 2 males 1 female, but from behaviour it's 1 male 2 females. Net says that the males are larger and more lean then the females. my male looks like a goldfish while the females are more like neon tetras, the male is larger about 1" longer, though the females are more lean then the male. Kinda like cows the bulls are larger have a heavier build then cows.

    Mines also dig alot, net says they do not dig or touch any plants, the few plants that are in there they don't touch but they do dig them up every now and then, a few they can't reach. I don't mind them digging but it makes me think i might not have laetacara dorsigera.

    My male were also very aggressive at the start he kept his breeding colors for 7 months never dropped it unless i stressed him up by being in the tank. He killed a full grown aggressive angel male the first day he got in the tank, then i bought a new tank and moved them in there with some neon tetras, he has killed a few of those aswell but they had to be sick since i see him chasing a few every now and then and he has no chance to even get close, even my hands were attack and i was forced me to stay away from looking into the tank for his safety though he smashed right into the sides to attack me. Now he has droped his color and the females have started to get it several times a day.

    The last thing fits perfectly depending on what site your looking at, they are only to be kept 1+1 not like 1+2 but on some site they say 1+2 is the best way to set them up, and im doing it that way first the male almost killed one female so i moved her, he just went for the other female and almost killed her too so i moved her to the same tank the other female was in to let them heal and take it easy and moved them back after a few weeks. but this time i added alot more hiding spaces for the female thats the attacked one to hide. so i guess mines are more of a harem pair since the male switches female every now and then and hates the other female.

    I will add pictures later on, didn't have any on my computer and the tanks are turned off right now but pictures will come.

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    I anticipate the photos. Dorsigera is only slightly aggressive (larger the tank the less) when breeding. Leads me to believe you have something else.

    Dave

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    @ Dave66, glad to see you back on the forum. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. I've enjoyed your tetra sticky and you were one of the reasons I joined the forum because of your love for "small fish".
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    @ Nailroth, here is a video of my Dorsigera.

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