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Old 02-15-2014, 02:36 PM
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Default Proper M/F Ratio?

I'm getting ten Petro. Red Bulu on Sunday, three confirmed males, two confirmed females, and five unsexed fish. All these fish are 4" and smaller.

What is the ideal ratio of males to females to have?
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:41 AM
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Right now I am having success with my large colony ( too young to breed) and it appears to be 14 males and 22 females.

At one time I bought two revers trios of wild caught red bulu and had an absolute disaster when they were moved into my 240. The alpha male killed everyone. Just be careful and pack them in tightly to spread aggression out. Red Bulu are not super aggressive but you will hear horror stories about them at times.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:29 PM
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I have 4 wc males, 20 wc females, and 4 f1 females. All fully grown adults in a custom 215 gallon tank.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:20 PM
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Ratio is not super important IME. Having enough fish is the most important part
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m or f, proper, ratio

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