do females fight for male ??

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craigzeb
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do females fight for male ??

Post by craigzeb » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:59 pm

my male is in his cave and have 3 zebs hanging around and they keep chasing each other off and wacking tails are these females fighting for attention ??? :loldude: :loldude: :loldude:

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Re: do females fight for male ??

Post by jefftan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:51 pm

2 of my bigger females seems to be doing this as well, I have only 1 male in the tank not sure if they're fighting for attention.


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Re: do females fight for male ??

Post by TwoTankAmin » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:33 am

Yes, females will compete for the right to spawn with the alpha male. This can become a problem sometimes as the non-winners will often try to eat the eggs or early wigglers given the opportunity. That frees the male to spawn with them.
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