Bristlenose World
Don't forget to vote for Bristlenose World Smile




 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
kfenk
Moderator
Moderator


Male Number of posts : 1432
Age : 31
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Thank You Points : 79
Registration date : 2009-11-09

PostSubject: 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?   Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:21 pm

Just thinking how I'm going to go about this and peoples thoughts. Currently in the 4ft is my pep pair + 2 spare females. Now I want to add another pair (hopefully this wk end) and the problem is my current male at the moment has a bad habit of switching between his caves. There's 3 caves, left side of tank, middle and right side. Normally I'd just put the other pair in and let them figure it out. But this time I'm worried as I think my male pep killed my male albino longfin back when I had them. Only thing I can think if doing is putting in a tank devider but I want all the females to have the run of the whole tank...

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator


Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 30
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

PostSubject: Re: 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?   Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:53 pm

you know as wel as i do that peps are agro little fish when they want to be. I would def be worried about adding in another pair to that tank. Maybe try and really stock out the tank with caves and hiding places. Like seriously go mental, fill it up with rocks and logs and caves so that there are heaps of places that the fish can hide if things get a bit too heated.

try it for a few weeks and keep a close eye on them, if its all going smoothly then no worries, if its getting tense then shift one pair out.

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
kfenk
Moderator
Moderator


Male Number of posts : 1432
Age : 31
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Thank You Points : 79
Registration date : 2009-11-09

PostSubject: Re: 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:31 pm

What's going to happen if I put another pair in there with the current male on eggs? Hmmm maybe my L397s mite have to put up with the new pair while the current pep male is fanning eggs...

_________________
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Doug
Moderator
Moderator


Male Number of posts : 3128
Age : 30
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08

PostSubject: Re: 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?   Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:19 pm

yeah, last thing you want is for the new male to go all nutso and take over the exsisting male's cave and eat the eggs.

And we all know how picky pep males are...opps i sneezed down the other end of the house and ... yep, he booted the eggs Sad

_________________
Doug's Bristlenose eBook -
The number one source of Bristlenose information and the most detailed breeding guide avaliable
3rd edition LOADS OF INFORMATION, PICS, DIAGRAMS AND BRISTLENOSE GOODNESS

GO TO www.keepingandbreedingbristlenose.com FOR YOUR COPY!!

Like my book - why not "Like" it on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keeping-and-Breeding-Bristlenose-Catfish/142417842474993
Click here to vote for Bristlenose World
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tiffanyjayne
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose


Female Number of posts : 85
Age : 27
Location : nottingham
Job/hobbies : General life coach
Humor : Dry Wit
Thank You Points : 11
Registration date : 2010-12-08

PostSubject: Re: 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?   Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:36 pm

I've got 6 males in a 2 foot (waiting to be sold)
And not once have i had an issue, ok there not breeding so eggs and females aren't an issue but i've never known them be aggressive, could you possibly add more caves?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
wolverine
Chief poster
Chief poster


Male Number of posts : 973
Age : 45
Location : UK
Job/hobbies : Fitness Consultant, K9 Security
Thank You Points : 52
Registration date : 2010-05-25

PostSubject: peppermint catfish :)   Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:57 pm

I had 4 males and 6 females in a 4ft tank and the dominant male attacked a less dominant male and it killed it.

In fact I think you will find the story on here some where, I have housed them in a 80cm tank with success and 4ft but as explained you need a few caves and plants and extra rock for hiding if possible...

good luck

just be prepapred to move uf any thing happens...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
tiffanyjayne
Juvenile Bristlenose
Juvenile Bristlenose


Female Number of posts : 85
Age : 27
Location : nottingham
Job/hobbies : General life coach
Humor : Dry Wit
Thank You Points : 11
Registration date : 2010-12-08

PostSubject: Re: 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?   Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:12 am

Really? i have 6 males, 2 females and 2 caves, some wood and a few plants....they all get on great. Maybe i have the wrong fish :| There all atleast 5inches in size.

Maybe my tank is a one off but i agree with the above...be ready to move them if they just don't get on.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?   Today at 5:24 pm

Back to top Go down
 
2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 2 male peps in 4x1.5x1.5ft tank?
» Master Box MK 1 “Male” British Tank Somme battle period, 1916 (WW-I) in 1/72nd Scale Kit # MB72001
» WW1 Male Tank diorama 1/72
» Blue Betta - Male (Siamese fighting fish)..Betta splendens
» Maingano tank

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Bristlenose World :: Bristlenose Main Area :: Bristlenose Issues-
Jump to: