Originally Posted by Panthera
They are all currently separated in their own jars and have been separated for about 2 months now. I have the 4 biggest ones in a divided 10 gallon and change that water about 2-3x a week, and change the jars twice a week.
Should I try breeding them? I mean they still look like babies lol and I cant even tell if some of them are male/females. Should I just assume the smaller ones are female?
The ones in the jars are unlikely to grow. You need to move them to a much bigger container if you want to see growth. Or at least give them daily 100% wc.
I wouldn't place them in one big tank since they've been jarred for a long time.
1.5" is about 3.5cm .... yes you could breed them. But you must be sure of their sex. Assuming that they're HM,
color should be more vibrant
should have longer caudals - about 1/2 of their body length
Dorsal should also be bigger
when viewed from above, the males should look slim and long
still viewing from above, males have more "blunt" heads
should not have an eggspot but if he does, it usually looks more flesh like or brownish.
color may be vibrant but usually show sort of "breeding bars"
should only be 1/3 (like a pK).
females should look shorter and thicker
females head look more pointy
should have a distinctive white eggspot