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Pairing up ocellaris

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Abissus

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I got a small partner for my existing lone ocellaris (therefore presumably female). There are absolutely no aggression after the new fish is added to my surprise, I was expecting the new guy to be beat up for a couple days by the dominant female.

Is peaceful co-existant from the very beginning a good sign? How can I tell when they are paired?

Thanks.
 

Alice

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How big is your original perc? They have to get a certain size before "the change." You may still have two juvenile males. You can tell when they're paired when they start squabbling, lol.
 

Abissus

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My original one is not small, about 2" long I think. It certainly is no smaller than the females in the advertised "mated pair" in Blue Sierra. It is the most aggressive fish I have in my tank.

The new guy is pretty small on the other hand. Maybe that's why he's being tolerated :)
 
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