I have a (supposedly) all male peacock/hap tank with a trio of labs and a p.acei. My ruby red, which I got about 6 weeks ago, isn't the best specimen I've ever seen. Colored up, but a very blah red and no blue head. Anyway, my big male Red Empress was doing the googly dance around "him" the other day, which confused the heck out of me. He was chasing everyone away from the front area, except the ruby red, and carrying gravel around. Then a few days ago, the ruby red stopped eating and started holding its mouth verrrrryyyy closed. Hmmmm. Today, "he" came out to eat and dropped all "his" eggs in order to get the NLS pellets. The eggs (maybe three of them) were promptly eaten by the others. Sooooo, I got the now-her out of their pronto and she's going back to the LFS. I'm annoyed . . . but it sure explains why she looked so crappy for her species . . .