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Default Should I divide my colony up?

I have colony of 28 WC Red Rainbows. They have spawned only once or twice and the eggs did not last past a week. I have the group set up in a 75 gallon as the only fish in the tank. I have two dominate males guarding a structure on each of side of the tank. The structure is made up of two large half flowerpots. I have thin layer of sand on the bottom of the tank. The remaining tropheus stay in the middle of the water column.

While the two males will guard their flowerpots, I rarely see any females attracted into the flowerpots to do the dance. It's strange to me because when these wild caught fish first arrived, they were dancing like crazy. I don't know what changed. They eat well and are healthy, active tropheus.

So, while I don't have a larger tank to put them in, I do have another 75 gallon that I could use to split up the colony. I thought I could put a dominate male in each tank and split the remaining fish randomly. I wonder if this would help with spawning as maybe 28 WC tropheus is just too much for one 75 gallon.

What are your thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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Do a heavy water changer and drop the temp a degree or two that should help a lot.
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Do a heavy water changer and drop the temp a degree or two that should help a lot.
Thanks, but I have tried this many times.
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Maybe feed heavier? My duboisi hated using the half clay pots; only used the full pots for breeding.

28 full grown tropheus is a little much imo for a 75 but doable with overfiltration.
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