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Old 10-28-2012, 05:02 PM   #1 
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Not a sorority...but a harem.

Quesiton...has anyone successfully added a male to a sorority of females? I know in the past I have read about others doing this successfully but not sure exactly how many people have tried. Of couse, I am well aware of the risks of the male coupling off with a female and will probably start trying to kill the other females.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #2 
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I would not risk this. It's dangerous enough having a sorority, if you add a male it guarantees trouble and injury. I am sure people who have done it need only wait. You can have fish together for years before they snap and kill each other.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #3 
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We wouldn't really recommend it but yes there are a few that have done it. It takes super good filters, tons of live plants and constant monitoring (not to mention a HUGE tank).
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #4 
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The average fish keeper would not be successful at this.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:59 AM   #5 
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People try, and they claim success, but usually it's very short lived. Breeders who have worked with generations of them have been able to keep some sibling males/females together successfully but even then it's risky. Oldfishlady is one of the few who successfully keeps multiple males and females together, I believe she has some pictures of them in her profile. She has spent many years and many generations in order to be successful.
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