Mandarins of different types OK??

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    will having both of these fish in a 1.5 meter tank be ok?
     
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    They will be fine as long as one is,male and the other female.,if,they are same sex they may fight to the death. And if your tank has enoufh liverock with spaces they cannot get into to allow copepods to breed
     
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    even if they are different species of mandarins?
    like the pics above?
     
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    Doesnt matter what species. I,have experimented with these guys. The one will chase the other preventing it,feom eating and in doing so starve the orhwr mandarin or itself to death depending on who is healthier at time of entrance to tank. I wouldnt do it. I have watched it happen and they are just following their instincts.
     
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    great thanks!
     
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    No probs, just get a male and female and watch them court!
     
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    will a mail and female of different species court?

    i have the above mandarin in a nano of mine. (female)
    i also have the below mandarin in a larger tank (male)

    if i put the female of different species on the larger tank will those two pair up?
     
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    Im not sure if they will court. At least they wont fight.
     
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