1 male to 2 females at the minimum, however I have bred young incisus as pairs
(with a larger female). The males don't seem to be that aggressive when they
are young. 2 males to 3 females would be even better.
>Would it be better to have more males than females to spread or diffuse the
>aggression around ?
No the reverse I feel is a much better situation, ie. more females to males.
You will receive many more eggs that way too. However don't use too many
females because they will hang around pluck the fresh caviar off the mops as it
is laid. Of course the other point is that, it is preferable to group spawn
rainbows to spread the genes around rather than using single pairs.
You'll find incisus fry are extremely small but they are not difficult to raise
in large numbers. It is also said that they prefer hard water conditions for
spawning but I have no trouble spawning mine in the very soft water we have
here in Canberra.
rainbowfish-owner#064#pcug.org.au - SMTPGATE at WT400 on 03/07/97 12:10:53 PM
To: rainbowfish#064#pcug.org.au - SMTPGATE at WT400
Subject: [RML] Breeding Ratios
Can anyone suggest what would be a good breeding ratio of males to females
for Incisus ?
Would it be better to have more males than females to spread or diffuse the
aggression around ?