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Another female and they can be just as aggressive as males on a occasion. Being that it was only two in the tank, one becomes the alpha, conspecifically.

The other give away is that with Duboisi particularly, the females have normal looking slope to their head and males mouths will look to slope forward. Or have a slight indent right above the mouth.
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Ok, Im glad I took these pictures then. Thanks, now I just need few more females and a male. This is fun!

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Another female and they can be just as aggressive as males on a occasion. Being that it was only two in the tank, one becomes the alpha, conspecifically.

The other give away is that with Duboisi particularly, the females have normal looking slope to their head and males mouths will look to slope forward. Or have a slight indent right above the mouth.
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Being territorial has nothing to do with sex, my RR troph group the female controls the whole middle of the tank. I hadn't paid much attention the first time as I didn't know who was who after I dropped 30 in there and figured it was a male doing his thing until I saw her with a mouth full. You have to vent, no behavior, color or fin stuff, venting only.
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Both female.
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Just name one "Cynthia" and you will be OK . JUST KIDDING!!! Will you be able to get more from your LFS? They are a good size. If your local LFS can't get some give Mastiffman a shout and I'm sure he can hook you up with some fry. Not sure if TroPhish still has his group? Either way you can't go wrong.
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I name my two biggest dominant males (each takes one side of the tank) the Mountain and the Hound...

BTW, this is a good thread. Thanks for the pics. Perhaps someone also post pics of other variants also...
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Just name one "Cynthia" and you will be OK . JUST KIDDING!!! Will you be able to get more from your LFS? They are a good size. If your local LFS can't get some give Mastiffman a shout and I'm sure he can hook you up with some fry. Not sure if TroPhish still has his group? Either way you can't go wrong.

Oh yeah, I still have my group. Thanks for the nod.

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Ok, Im glad I took these pictures then. Thanks, now I just need few more females and a male. This is fun!
Definitely makes sense to know the ratio.

Are you looking for Adults or fry? I have about 110+ F1 fry growing out right now.... I would say close to 60 will be ready to ship within 2 weeks. I think half of the 60 are spoken for by a current and active member at this point.

I agree. Tropheus are a very interesting species.
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Sorry I went camping for a few days with friends. I am going to be looking for adults, reason being, I don't want small fry getting beat down all day.

Does any one have pictures of a male dub vent? That would be helpful.
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Don't worry too much about the little ones getting beat up. I just added 20 Ikola to my 2, 3+" Ikola and 19 Bulu Point to my 8, 3+" Bulu's and have had no issues. I got both groups from MastiffMan just over 2 weeks ago now. I added a bunch of hiding spaces as recommended by MM. I have not witnessed the larger ones going after the fry at all. The fry are currently swimming all over the tank and not hiding much at all. I was concerned too but as it turns out it was all for naught. I just wanted to share my experience. In a larger tank like yours there will be more room for them to be ignored. My Ikola's are in a 75 and my Bulu's are in a 90. Good luck with whichever route you decide to go.
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