Up & running for about a week. Demasoni just added. Effin awesome fish!
Interesting advice I got from Dave Schumacher. I've never thought of m/f ratios this way but it does make some sense:cantrell00 said:What do you guys think? Should I keep the dominant male ove the purple with red top? At some point, two have got to go. Assuming the other two are indeed male.
Maybe it's self-serving, but that's how I choose to read it. When I stock my next tank I will buy more juveniles of each species than I plan to keep as adults. Following the "don't mess with it until it stops working" theory*, I'll spend a lot less time trying to guess who is male and who is not. Less deconstruction, chasing, netting and venting appeals to me somehow.cantrell00 said:Extrapolated, that would also mean to not make adjustments until they are warranted?
You & I are cut from the same cloth. I hate moving all of the rocks around & catching fish. Have never vented a fish either.Following the "don't mess with it until it stops working" theory*, I'll spend a lot less time trying to guess who is male and who is not. Less deconstruction, chasing, netting and venting appeals to me somehow.
And that's the best way to go.cantrell00 said:The only reason why I analyze m/f ratios to begin with is from what I have read on these forums. Many people here are much more experienced than I am. So, I try to take heed if the argument seems logical.
Like 6 mbuna species in a 4' tank (120 gallons & 2' depth), but a 4' tank nonetheless?.....is to start with the rules and move on to the exceptions once you're experienced.
I know length trumps width, but 2 feet of width can't be ignored - a 120 is a large tank no matter how you slice it.cantrell00 said:Like 6 mbuna species in a 4' tank (120 gallons & 2' depth), but a 4' tank nonetheless?
From what I have read, I knows the odds are unfavorable. I never could narrow it down to just 4, so I went with 6 species as juveniles with the intent to reduce as needed.