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I got a pair of Nicaraguans a few weeks ago and I realized they were both male, when I wanted male and female. I went back to my LFS and saw that they had 1 female left (these were a special order they got in for me so I don't usually see them in my area) but it is a good bit smaller than the ones I have. I'm taking one back to trade in for this one and I was wondering if it would be better to trade in the dominant or no dominant male, or if it even mattered?
 

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Keep all three! That is, at least initially......
Place the female in with both males, and let the Nicaraguan Cichlid 'Bachelorette' show begin! Your female will ultimately decide and pick the male she likes best. That way, you'll get the strongest Cichlid pair bond possible. Keep a close eye on things, and enjoy all of the dating drama. But, be ready to intervene and pull one of those males out right quick. Because when it all ends and a spawning pair is ultimately formed? Within the confines of an aquarium, the loser/unpaired male is at serious risk of being killed. :oops:
 
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