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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:19 pm 
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My friend has 8 Adult altums all showing tubes with no signs of pairing, he can clearly tell which one is male and female. Question is if you separate a male and a female from the pack, can you force them to pair up?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:20 pm 
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How old are these fish?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:00 pm 
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About 3 years, they're fully grown adults.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:30 pm 
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What size tank are they in and how many adults are we talking about? Your friend should be seeing signs of pairing. Are these wild caught fish?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:06 am 
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They're being kept in a 210, and sorry there's a group of 12 not just 8. He has them with discus I believe, but no 100% sign of pairing. I'm waiting to buy a pair from him but I'm kinda getting impatient since he says that he hasn't seen a single pairing behavior. Which brings up the question of "will putting a male and a female together in their own tank force them to pair up"


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:25 am 
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If I was you I would just ask to observe the fish for a half hr or so. Preferably while the fish are unaware of you. You should be able to isolate a pair if they are indeed 3 years old and in spawning condition. I would ask him when the fish are most active and observe them then if possible. If you can't isolate a pair any male and female will do.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:51 am 
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If I was you I would just ask to observe the fish for a half hr or so. Preferably while the fish are unaware of you. You should be able to isolate a pair if they are indeed 3 years old and in spawning condition. I would ask him when the fish are most active and observe them then if possible. If you can't isolate a pair any male and female will do.


So it would be fine to just pick out 1 male and 1 female and throw them into a tank of their own and try to spawn them?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:00 am 
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Yep. That's a way to go. May take a bit longer than if the pair were already bonded but any male/female will do.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:21 am 
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Heading over to his place today maybe take a few pictures. Ill post an update.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:38 pm 
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Update?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:06 pm 
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He has separated 2 "pairs" from the group of 12, but I'm not sure if hes getting anywhere. His main tank was really milky with an obvious bacteria bloom from lack of water change. Did struck a deal with him though for 5 mediums and 2 adults, just working on coming up with the asking price. I did see a very nice male and female when they came to the front of the tank.


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