Initially I thought I bought all male peacocks, but ended up with 2 females. Both carried of course, and I have kept about 15-20 fry in a 10G for 5 months....One female was a firefish, and I'm not sure what the other was, so there was cross breeding. I'm thinking about dumping them all in my main tank in a few weeks, and whatever happens, happens. Most are big enough not to become dinner. I've had 1 in there for a month as a test. It and it comes out at feeding time, and the young adults tend to leave it alone while they eat. I know many frown on cross bred fish, but I have no intention on selling, or giving any to my LFS. It's just another fascination for me, watching how they develop.