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what size/age do kenyi breed?

Postby jdgambler111 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:08 pm

I have a male and female.The male is 3" and the female is mabey 1 1/3.I also have on that is not quite blue or yellow.What sex might it be?( I named it pat for now)
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Postby Timkat4867 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:22 am

To my knowledge, the 3" male should be big enough/old enough to breed, the female might need to mature a bit. The yellow/blue one you have sounds like a juvenile, and you will not be able to tell what sex it might be until it gets older.

If you want them to breed you must keep them in numbers 1 male to 3-4 females. With lots or rocks for hiding places.
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Postby DJRansome » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:11 am

Timkat4867 wrote:If you want them to breed you must keep them in numbers 1 male to 3-4 females. With lots or rocks for hiding places.
That's true even if you want them to live :) . Male mbuna will harass a lone female to death, especially the most aggressive mbuna like kenyi.
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