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Males picking in females
« on: January 01, 2017, 12:47:04 PM »
I've had many spawns in my tank but resently my two males won't let the females come down to the shells. I rearranged the tank but that didn't help. Anyone have any suggestions?  The tank is 36"x12" (33 gallons). 2 males and 3 females.

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Re: Males picking in females
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 12:51:50 PM »
Sorry Occellatus Gold

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Re: Males picking in females
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 10:59:45 AM »
Don't know off the top of my head. Rearranging the shells was a good try. I'd have said the same.

Are the males entering the shells? I've seen gas build up in the shells due to decomposing matter in the shells. So much gas that the shells would float.
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Re: Males picking in females
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 04:04:43 PM »
Add some sight breaks, add some new shells or if possible, remove one of the males from the tank for a "time out".

 
In nature multiple species typically do not live in the same niche in the same location. If they do cross paths, they will compete since they are filling the same role in their ecosystem and compete - eventually one will succeed while the others will cease. Welcome to evolution.