DJRansome wrote:The risk is that the females would be killed. Maybe some males too in the process of fighting. And what kills them ends up being disease which spreads through the tank.
The first thing we do when trying to manage aggression in an all-male tank is try to ID females masquerading as males so they can be removed.
Just reread your earlier post. I misunderstood originally.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but what you're saying is that you have 3 males + at least 9 females of the same species.
So, for example, you have 3 borleyi males and at least 9 borleyi females, yes?
So basically in great generalization, 1 "colorific" + 3 "ugly gals" per species?