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Old 05/13/2020, 04:25 AM   #6194
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Saturday evening I added a female to my Maldives Regal male. After some initial conflict, they start to get along. Today I saw them the first time swimming together for a bit.
The male is pretty much mature and shows mating behavior, but the female is still transitioning and likely not yet ready. I suspect much of the casing and biting that occurred was rather due to frustration than actual hostility.

I raised the male from a 2" baby. He is now 4 years with me and close to 5". The female is around 3.5"

This is a video of the female while still in QT:

and this was minutes after I added the female to the male's tank:

Pairs: 4 percula, 3 P. kauderni, 3 D. excisus, 1 ea of P. diacanthus, S. splendidus, C. altivelis O. rosenblatti, D. janssi, S. yasha & a Gramma loreto trio
3 P. diacanthus. 2 C. starcki

Current Tank Info: 200 gal 4 tank system (40x28x24 + 40B + 40B sump tank + 20g refugium) + 30x18x18 mixed reef + 20g East Pacific biotop + 20g FW +...
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