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Hey all, My red zebra that is actually orange with slight black bars just went over the top agressive pushing everyone into hiding. I did separate her into a different tank for about two weeks then put her back and made no difference, any ideas would help.
 

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dkgoode said:
How many fish and what kind do u have?
13 fish in a 55G tank and only 5 of them are mid size or juvinals the rest are at least 3 inches or shorter. They consist of metriaclima estherae, callainos, Melanochromis johannii, Labridochromis caeruleus, Iodotropheus sprengerea.
 

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If your Red Zebra has black bars, it's a hybrid. Either way, they're aggressive fish to begin with. Do you have an appropriate male female ratio? 1m:5f?
 

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dielikemoviestars said:
If your Red Zebra has black bars, it's a hybrid. Either way, they're aggressive fish to begin with. Do you have an appropriate male female ratio? 1m:5f?
From what I can tell this fish is a female due to the one dot on its tail and the other fish of the same size are 3 males and 2 females.
 

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With our Blue Zebras the males have bars that sort of fade with age but never really totally disappear just not as dark as they are when under two years of age.

The girls are Orange and even though they can have a nasty temper I have never noticed barring on them. They do get black spots in the orange and some dark markings on the face but nothing really dark.
 

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With our Blue Zebras the males have bars that sort of fade with age but never really totally disappear just not as dark as they are when under two years of age.

The girls are Orange and even though they can have a nasty temper I have never noticed barring on them. They do get black spots in the orange and some dark markings on the face but nothing really dark.
The fish is definetly orange with very slight bars so I thought it was a female and my other zebra is blue which I thought would be a male?
 

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The female should not have barring and as suggested prolly is a hybrid. The Blue is a dead giveaway for being a male.

With the Red Zebra our girls have egg spots and the boys are orange. Just not so quite as orange as the females but more of a peach, the orange sorta fades as they mature while the females keep a bright orange.
 

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fox said:
The female should not have barring and as suggested prolly is a hybrid. The Blue is a dead giveaway for being a male.

With the Red Zebra our girls have egg spots and the boys are orange. Just not so quite as orange as the females but more of a peach, the orange sorta fades as they mature while the females keep a bright orange.
Thanks for the reply, I also have a bright yellow one of the same size and isnt harrased nearly as much as the blue one and also has 3 yellow egg dots where as the orange one only has one.
 

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Well after further reading my orange red zebra is a male for sure and the sub domanant other male is hiding out of site in a nice cave. Just hope they eventually get along and also purchased 4 more fish to bring the male to female ratio in order.
 
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