The red throats are the colouration of a male. I'm seeing three males. I'd be concerned that if you took the aggressor out the other two could start to fight too (though I have no experience with keeping males together). Do you have another place to put another male?Jckbv said:Oops the fullscreen s are the same, the smaller ones are of the bullied fish, the last pic is of what I want to keep the bully in overnight until I can exchange him if it is a him for a female.
The orange/red colouration is used by the males to attract females. My female doesn't have it at all. The one with less red seems to have fin extensions. My male did have more feminine looking fins when he was smaller too. Fin-wise and colouration-wise I would say all males. Here's my male a day before getting my female. Then the second pic is him after two or three weeks.Jckbv said:No my 65 gallon that waseant for the burst as I got them, the orange throat is a female because of the fin, it just has coloration it is also the smallest. I got the new fish thinking it was female, I cannot return the other ones. The new one may be a Male. But I have one confirmed female and male.
Would your LFS really not allow you to return the other? My LFS let me give them in a huge synodontis I got with a tank - not from them. They didn't pay me but I couldn't have kept it. Could you ring them and ask if they would take two of them? Even exchange them for the female/s? When keeping multiple males people say the male:female ratio should be 1:2/3 - though I only have experience with a pair. Could your stock take another 4/6 females?Jckbv said:I can only return the top one, what should I do? And of I do return it Iwould have to replace it with another female.
Oh wow... well I guess I shouldn't skI'm read these. I read 65 gallons and called it a day. Also I forgot to say, welcome to Fishlore!Jckbv said:It's a 20 gallon tank with an aqua clear for 25 gallon tanks and a top fin power filter 20, it has 9 neons 6 Silvertips and the 3 Pearl's, I can exchange one pearl right now for a female, which one do I change? The aggressive one, tje developed Male or the tiny undeveloped "male"? For some reason the aggression has completely dialed down. The old one is just interrogating the small on and feeling the other large new one.