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Dominant males

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:59 am

When in the lfs to pick up my fish I was surprised to find how quickly dominance is established in certain species. Literally minutes after my chunas were bagged new males had coloured up! The owner told me that with severums it seems to be even more dramatic: you think you only have one male and as soon as you remove him another fish parades around in full colours.

Anybody else has noticed these quick changes in dominance or are there species that need to re-establish hierarchy when the dominant male is removed?
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Re: Dominant males

Post by Wingin' It on Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:42 pm

Can't say I've ever seen it happen that fast...that would be cool to see though!

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Re: Dominant males

Post by the clean guy on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:00 pm

How about some pictures of these beauties Smile 
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Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:00 pm

the dirt guy wrote:How about some pictures of these  beauties Smile 
I am working on it. It is a bit difficult though to focus the pictures as there is some algae and the camera focuses on that, instead of the fish....
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