I agree. I am currently breeding Auratus with 1m:3f which is commonly recommended and my male is an absolute breeding machine.DJRansome said:Add 8 unsexed juvenile auratus and 8 unsexed juvenile maingano and hope they are all females. 1m:7f is a good ratio for this fish.
I had breeding group in the tank for less than two months and have already stripped two groups of fry!
I have found both the male and non-holding females will continue to harass holding female until I remove her from tank. Therefore as soon as I see a holding female being antagonized I put her in a separate tank.
The ratio of 1m:7f is not only to minimize aggression amongst Auratus, but will also allow females time to add weight back on after breeding... spread the love around so to speak!