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  1. Default Chances Of PAIRING FMs


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    I bought 4 FireMouths and im sure that i have 1 Female and 3 Males . What are the chances of her picking a mate ? Should i get some more FMs ? or is the chances greater because she has 3 Males to choose from ?
    And how will i tell if they do pair off ? I see some attempts so far . Gill Flaring at each other with their mouth expanding is that a sign they are trying ?
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    Im sure in time you will probably get a pair, however having 3 males you are going to have more fighting than if you had fewer males obviously. You could increase your chances by buying 2 more you suspect are female...then you would be assured of getting a pair. Gill flaring and such is a sign of aggression, it is a common FM thing it is them mainly trying to stake out a territory. Fortunatly fish usually stake out territory in preparation to pair up and breed.
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHRKiller
    Im sure in time you will probably get a pair, however having 3 males you are going to have more fighting than if you had fewer males obviously. You could increase your chances by buying 2 more you suspect are female...then you would be assured of getting a pair. Gill flaring and such is a sign of aggression, it is a common FM thing it is them mainly trying to stake out a territory. Fortunatly fish usually stake out territory in preparation to pair up and breed.
    the blowing up mouth thing happend between the female and a male . so is that still considered agression ? heres a short vid i got of them.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    Looks more like a display, which is fairly common for male cichlids to do trying to impress the female.
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

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