Best m/f ratio?

  1. N

    Nissile Valued Member Member

    So what is the best male to female ratio for swordtails? Is 2m-5f better than 2m-4f for breeding and ensuring that they stay in good condition? What do you think?

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  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    The more females the better to stop one being overly harassed, I'd go with 2 males 5 females
     


  3. OP
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    N

    Nissile Valued Member Member

    But don't the males get spread a bit thin doing their job ;)

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  4. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    They'd be the same even if there were no females in the tank, livebearer males have a one track mind