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Red Empress - Copadichromis Boleyi (kadango)

In a all male tank is there any problem keeping these two, I'm not sure if they look to similar?
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Mitch101 said:
Red Empress - Copadichromis Boleyi (kadango)

In a all male tank is there any problem keeping these two, I'm not sure if they look to similar?
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This question doesn't make sense. Two male C. borleyi will look exactly a like, as they are the same species. It is not advisable to keep more than one member of a species in an all male tank. Plus you have to make sure that each fish you do have doesn't look too simialr to any other species. I had a German Red peacock and a borleyi together in my male tank and they fought quite a bit. Now with the GR gone, he doesn't resemble any of they other fish, so is quite calm.
 

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Protomelas taeniolatus and Copadichromis Boleyi
 

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I understood Mitch. I had them both in an all male tank and it was okay. However I did not have the 'super red' empress strain which is redder. Also my Red Empress pretty much chased everyone anyways, red, blue, yellow, or brown.

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Eric
 

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They're doing just fine in my tank. I have a red empress and 2 borelyi(1 red, 1 yellow). The colors of my red empress are looking great and the borelyis' are just developing. Everyone knows their place in my tank.
 

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I misread the original post, somehow I missed the red empress part (I guess not enough coffee).

I have both in my male tank as well and they totally ignore each other.
 

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Looks like I'll be getting a Red Empress to join the guys.
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Male tanks are a bit hit and miss at the best of times. One Red Empress might work, the next might not... Most times it should.

I have them in a friends office tank, and they are fine together.
 

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Been missing more than hitting lately so that is why I have been asking questions :) I understand that fish have their own personalities, just want to up my batting average.
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the idea is not to keep 2male of the same fish in the tank we all understand that but anything could happen ..i got all male tank with 2male of german red ,taiwan reef,cobue, flavescent, they all happy and peaceful but i realize that one dominated male one each specie is color real nice and the other one is less color even they same size.
 
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