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Hi there

Standard 6ft 125 gallon tank. What is the possibility of successfully keeping breeding groups of Venustus, Moorii and Borleyi? Or maybe a Red Empress or Taiwan Reef group instead of the Borleyi?

Is this a recipe for heartache?

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Jim
 

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Not sure about the group but, if it were me, I would certainly replace the Borleyi with Red Empress. I always found my Borleyi males to be hyper-aggressive and the females are no pushover either.
 

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Huh, I always thought the empress was more aggressive. And the borleyi females are attractive as well.
 

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From my experience:

My Borleyi is a gentle giant. He’s bigger than everyone else, and is a confident tank boss. He never overdoes it, but everyone knows he’s boss.

My red empress also has a good temperament, he occasionally tries to move up the pecking order, but accepts his place without any ongoing fights.

I don’t think either of them are overly aggressive. I’ve had a 2 inch yellow lab chase the Borleyi.


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Interesting thoughts on the Borleyi. I kept my group in a 90 and am thinking, now, that I must have added to the aggression by crowding them.

Definitely a nice looking Hap, regardless. Hope I didn't derail this thread. :cautious:
 
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