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Offline ScottBrass

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Red zebra woth cobalt blue??
« on: October 29, 2018, 03:38:56 PM »
Hi there! First timer here so my apologies if I posted in the wrong thread or somebody has already asked this.

I currently have one female red zebra cichlid and Iíve been considering adding one or two more red zebraís and a cobalt blue. Iíve got a good enough tank setup, my only question is regarding their sex. I know I should have one male and 2-3 females, should the cobalt blue be the male? Or one of the new red zebras? Also yes I know they should not breed and make hybrids dont worry

Offline Kingston1

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Re: Red zebra woth cobalt blue??
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 09:51:31 PM »
1) How do you know the Red Zebra is a female? 
2) in Zebras, you should have 4-5 females per male.
3) If you are not going to keep or raise the babies (fry), then it does not matter which male or female you get. 
4-5 total females per male. 
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60gal   Ps. Saulosi (1M and 9F) and 1 lonely OB Peacock.

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Re: Red zebra woth cobalt blue??
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 03:17:51 PM »
I agree to an extent with Kingston with the exception that male on male aggression is normally more extreme than male on female.
75 gal    1 M 3 F Metriaclima greshakei (Ice Blue Red Top)
             2 M 5 F Labidochromis caeruleus (Electric Yellow Lab) 40 fry in grow out tank
             1 M 1 F Metriaclima esthrae OB
             1 M 3 F Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos (Maingano)
40 gal    1 M 4 F Metriaclima emiltos Mphanga (60 fry in grow out tank)
             1 M 1 F Metriaclima elongatus chailosi
40 gal    1 M 3 F Cynotilapia zebroides Hara White Top Gallireya Reef (over 100 fry in grow out tanks)
             1 M 3 F Chindongo saulosi           1 M 3 F Metriaclima callainos (Pearl Zebra)