You can get an even number in total, but it's a bad idea to get even numbers of males and females.
Originally Posted by Tyspot1000
Getting an even amount of males and females is a recipe for disaster for just about each and every cichlid, whether it be dwarfs or regular sized. Do not start with an even number. To start with, you should have a 1 male - 3 females ratio. If you have the room, and you want to see if you can create multiple pairs, then it would have to be something like 2 males - 6 or 8 females. If you even out the ratio, more often than not, you'll end up with dead Rams. The reason behind the 1 - 3 ratio is to STOP aggression. And you get a much better chance of spawning.
Last edited by escamosa; 03-31-2012 at 09:29 PM.
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