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Discussion in 'ASAP' started by Seacurchin, Mar 17, 2016.

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  1. Seacurchin

    Seacurchin Astrea Snail

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    I have a buddy who is forced to take his tank down. He said it crashed out of neglect.
    Regardless, he has a pair of false perc ocellaris. I have a pair of false perc ocellaris too. He wants me to take his too.
    I know False O's can house with false O's but, his pair are established. My pair are much larger and very well established.
    Generally we like to put them all in at the same time to establish one breeding male and female no matter how big the herim is. This is a different scenario for me.
    Definitive knowledge helpful.
    Does anybody know if this is a problem?
     
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  3. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    Personally, I wouldn't risk it unless you have a large tank (75g+). 2 established pairs in close proximity is a recipe for disaster.
     
  4. Seacurchin

    Seacurchin Astrea Snail

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    I have 100 gallons. Tons of rock and hosting places. Like I said, if they are not likely to get along....I can't do it.
     
  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    It's a risk. There's no denying that.
     
  6. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    risky, i have two true P and a single O in a 125 and there is daily aggression, nothing lethal or super violent, but not peace and love either...
     
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  7. Oryo

    Oryo Feather Duster

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    I wouldn't risk it... It might be a happy ending BUT there is more of a chance it being a disaster
     
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  9. Seacurchin

    Seacurchin Astrea Snail

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    I told my friend I'm not gonna do it. It's riskier than I'd like to deal with. If they were all added at the same time it wouldn't be such a big deal.
     
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  10. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    We like to believe that, but it's not entirely true. If we're lucky it may work, but every fish has it's own personality. CIP, I once purchased a pair of juvie Percs. I choose them because they seemed to be hanging out together and getting along so well at the LFS. They continued to do so in my tank until they matured, then the female killed the male. I added another male later, but she killed him, too. Oddly enough, she never bothered anything else.
     
  11. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    She didn't swing that way!