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Re: keeping killies
Michael Gray wrote:
> I too am new to keeping killies but I think Guy Wren gave a good answer to
> my question about keping killies together. My question was based on the
> assumption that only markedly different looking females would be kept
> together. I asked the question because I had concerns about fighting
> between males of different species when being kept together. So would there
> be problems if, for example I kept three males( Fp. gardneri, A. biv and A.
> australe orange) in a ten gallon tank while keeping their mates in another
> ten gallon tank?
I've kept biv/biteniatum with both australe and gardneri with no
problems, but the two times I kept young australe and gardneri together,
the gardneri did the australe in. Maybe I was unlucky, but I'd be
careful. Chromaphyosemion (biv/bit, etc) work well in communities
because they love the surface, but if the needs of the other species are
similar, expect conflict.