i have ended up with 3-4 types in a tank with only males for a short time while my females rest after brooding. i wouldnt reccomend it as the best colors and behavour i have seen are within a group consisting of both sexes.
I prefer to buy victorians as a colony of juveniles. Sometimes I remove the extra males and put them in a different tank with other species of extra males. A few of the more dominant males will show decent color, but the majority don't color up very well.
Ya I think I am finding that out now. I just added 3 more males to my hap. fire. and they looked good in the store each being the alpha in thier tanks. But after a day now in the tank they all look like females now all dulled out, but the hap fire has really colored up now as he puts the beat down on them.
I picked up a hap salmon, zebra obliq. and a sp. 44.
I completely agree, you will have one BRILLIANT male and a bunch of colorless "girly boys", lol. I tried several hap species (males) together, and now I have a beautiful male (sp. 44) with some pale, greenish tank mates. They are so colorless I can't even tell what they are anymore, and I can't remember.
It has actually turned out better once I moved them from my 55 g. to my 125. All the males are now coloring up very nicely when they get there territories all staked out, but after feeding time when they are all bunched up they fade out abit until they settle down.
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