Adding female bluethroat trigger

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  1. maj

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    Hi peeps,

    Is it ok to add a female Bluethoat trigger to my DT where the male bluethroat is already established.
    There is more than enough liverock/hiding places in the DT.

    Will they fight initialy then pair up?
     
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    nobody have any idea of this?
     
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    According to my book it just says "A male and female can be kept in the same tank".

    No personal experience, sorry.
     
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    thanks viper,i just hope that the male doesnt attack the female once i put her in.
    will just have to use a divider for them to get use to each other
     
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    I can't recall anyone on the forum keeping 2 of these together, so you may be on your own on this one, best of luck, let us know how it goes and keep the egg crate divider ready. ;)
     
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    well i will be giving it a try today.......going to put her in a temp holding container within the DT then see the reaction of the male
     
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    it can be dun you will need eagcrate to block them of for about 2 weeks then have a look what will happen
    Do this until thy pair up

    That is what I have read about crosshatches thy are the same family as bluethroat trigger
     
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    If I'm not mistaken neil.h have/had two in his tank.
     
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    Or was it crosshatches?
     
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    I think the only guy on the forum that have crosshatches is shawn (achilles )
    Thy are expensive the last pair went for R15000 that I have seen in south africa
     
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    Ok now I'm confussed.:confused1:

    Yip that's right, those are the yellowish ones right?

    But I know neil.h have/had a pair of triggers in his tank. Let me see if I can find his thread quick.
     
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    Yes neilh had a bluethroat pair but the male didn't survive long
     
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    My main concern is more towards having the male already established in the tank then addin the female.
    Have found that the 2nd trigger to be added should be bigger than the established inhabitant.
    Other than that I will have to see if they will pair up and if they will swop roles(female to male or vice versa)

    Heard it happens often
     
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    just block of the tank with eggcrate and give them time to get use to each other and it will be fine
     
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    Did you add the female?
    There is a guy in cape town with a pair..i saw them yesterday. Having a pair is so much better than just the male.
     
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    I have a pair in my QT at the moment in preparation for my DT in abut 6 weeks time with no hassles so far. I believe or have heard that the only way for blue throats to obtain their best colours is if you have a pair.

    I guess this doesn't answer your question though since you will be introducing yours at different stages
     
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    Well I added the female to the dt(she is bigger than the established male)
    Within the 1st hour male ignored her wile lights was off,once the lights came on he chased
    Her for a few hours then relaxed and they slept apart and never swam together.

    Day 3,they started swimmin together and tonite shared the same hole!!!!


    So yip it can be done and hopefully I will see better male colouration!!!!!

    Thanks peeps
     
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    Glad to hear they getting along.

    Did you isolate the female in the main tank frst with eggracte first or put her straight in?
     
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