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Old 09-26-2015
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Default Bemba of different size in one tank

Guys I have 24 Bemba 8 Adults 3.5 to 4 inch 8 sub adult 2.5 inch to 3 inch and 8 1.5 inch to 2 inch along with 7 Duboisi 2M/5F

The dominant bemba male is pushing around not only the adults but also the small ones, is that normal or will they not colour up well?

all are eating well and at times after water change and every night late hours they all colour up very well.

so is it ok the community will work fine or all have to be some what same size ( is a MUST )

FYI 2 of my female bembas have held eggs two times n eaten as they are not fully mature yet.
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Normal and fine.

Sometimes you can have a hyper dominant male that is just relentless. Sometimes to the point that they arent even good spawner as they are to focused on dominance. Watch him. If he proves to pushy. He may need to be removed for a few weeks and then put back. Or removed for good. Or hell calm down when the others get bigger and more confident.
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Thnanks for the advise, He spawn fine but real hyper type. if he calm down well or else he is out for good...
The water temperature have anything to do with them being hyper ? In UAE normally it does not go down from 28 except for winters to 26 max and every friday due to water change it becomes 30 degree centigrade
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Warm water will make your fish more aggressive.It shouldn't be past 28 Celsius/82 Fahrenheit. The ideal temperature is between 78-80 fahreinheit.
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Yes, the water will make them more active and aggressive.

I agree with VMan and in fact, if he's that bad, you could even go as low as 75-77 degrees without issues. But I would drop that slowly over a week to be safe.
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thanks guys...
what is the easiest way to bring the Temperature down. my room temp is 25 to 26 and i cant turn lower than this.
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That should be fine. Just turn your heater down to just below that so that it doesn't kick on unless the water temp drops below that because of an ambient temp change. Usually the tank temp will be less than ambient room temps because of evaporation I believe.

The Second Law of thermodynamic basically implies a state of entropy. So in other words, energy (heat) will be balanced out between the ambient air room temp and water (and everything else in the room) but being that the water evaporates into the air, this causes a slightly lower temp in the tank. Also metal things tend dissipate heat better than say wood or plastics which tend to maintain the heater better.

There are chillers that you can buy that will chill the water but let alone the initial cost to purchase them, you'll also be paying for them monthly. But if your room was cold, you'd be paying for a heater to heat the water. So its almost a similar situation.
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Hmm thanks
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