Originally Posted by Deadflwr
I buy mine in pairs as well. Unless i cant find one i want. Yeah sometimes its sooner sometimes later that I release them. It does all depend.
I'm glad I wait because I bought two females. They were in the same tank and seemed to get along. So they were going to finish out my collection. I got them home placed them in their containers. Well during the week one had a bubble nest in her little container. It was a male plaket. The thing I noticed was my girls were all a little beat up except one female. So him being in the tank (even though he was separate from them) caused some squabbles.
There are always males that will catch us out! I've been got once... possibly twice but I am doubting it. I am thinking of taking my DT 'female' out and seeing what heppens. But as I have had her for a few months now, most of that in the 'sorority' with my weirdo male HM who wont live without the girls, I expect she is a her. Yoshio hates males. Thats how I found out my male PK was a male PK :P
Plakats are at an advantage over other males. Less finnage = better swimming. They can keep up with the girlies. Could be that that one female is not ready to breed. I find that Yoshio completely ignores certain females, but it is linked to who looks eggy or not. He'll swim right past a non-eggy female without a care, but always shows off for the others.
(I know, I have a male in my sorority, but trust me I have tried several times to remove him, but him and the females all get weirdly depressed when I do. :S)