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Hi,
I was wondering if it is possible to have a all-male peacock tank with Haps males and females (1M:4F). That way I can get the color of different peacocks without worry about cross-breeding.
However, will peacocks cross-breed with haps? In that case I might just do an all-male tank.
Thanks !
Ami
 

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lilscoots said:
The peacock males if they are dominant will control the breeding...the female haps may be reluctant (instinct to breed with a more suitable male) but you will still likely end up with hybridization given all the extra males, "they'll take what they can get" since they won't have any females of their own. You would be best to choose one or the other, all male or breeding groups.
Thanks. I might end up just doing an all-male set up :fish:
 

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rennsport2011 said:
It really depends on which Haps you choose.
Oh, so there is hope :D

Here's my list of Haps (1M: 4F)
Otopharynx lithobates (Z-rock)
Venustus
Copadichromis Azureus
Protomelas taeniolatus (Likoma Is.) aka Tangerine tiger

Also, here's the list of male only peacocks :--
Ruby red peacock
A. baenschi (Sunshine)
A. jacobfreibergi
Firefish / Dragonblood / Strawberry peacock
OB peacock

Thanks !
 

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DJRansome said:
How big is this tank? With 4 species groups of haps you may not have room for peacocks anyway. Even haps can crossbreed, it depends on which you choose. Make sure females look very different...like one with stripes and one with spots, etc.
That settles it, I'm going to have an all male tank and set my recliner in front of it :popcorn:
BTW, I have a 125G tank.
Thanks for all your advice !
 
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