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Three-spine sticklebacks and other folk

Hello folks,
     I've started out my native fish adventure with three refugees from
a dried-up creek in Northern California.  I've decided two of the fish
are three-spine sticklebacks.  The third is currently a mystery.  The
person who saved it sniffed 'squawfish', but the mouth faces downwards
more like a suckerfish.  It's only an inch long so I guess I'll have to
wait.  The three fish currently share a 55-gallon for now.  My question
is really about the sticklebacks.  I have been feeding them frozen brine
shrimp and glass worms.  The larger one spends most of his time pounding
the snot out of the smaller one.  They both have developed nice
rosey-colored breasts so I believe they are both males.  Are they so
territorial that they cannot share a 4-foot long tank?  Is there
anything I can do the allieviate the situation like add more objects or
plants?  I would like to add females next year(if I can find them).  Has
anyone had success in keeping sticklebacks?  Thanks.