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So I ordered two potters wrasses The minute I could find some online. I know they have abysmal shipping history and are hard to acclimate and feed so I decided to get two. They seem to have shipped great and are large and active. Never buried except at night. And are eating live pods and some frozen food already.

The only problem is I think they’re both males. But despite that they seem to have arranged to share the same cave in the tank. It seems like they shouldn’t get along. Does anyone know what’s going on and if I should be making arrangements to rehome one of them if aggression is inevitable?

 
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Im using 2:23 to go of off, but that looks to be a female, but im having a hard time do to shadows. But the blacker back end looks like a female. Could be female going male? Could be two males, hard to tell with shadows.

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You seem to have a male and a female. Im using 2:23 to go of off, but that looks to be a female, but im having a hard time do to shadows. But the blacker back end looks like a female.

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That was the reference I found too. I found it in a forum where people were saying that they got the bright red spot on the top fin when they turned male. But looking from their profile the male seems to have a more rounded head which is consistent with the difference between the two fish I have being male and female.

If that’s the case I am soooooo lucky.
 

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That was the reference I found too. I found it in a forum where people were saying that they got the bright red spot on the top fin when they turned male. But looking from their profile the male seems to have a more rounded head which is consistent with the difference between the two fish I have being male and female.

If that’s the case I am soooooo lucky.
Like I said its hard to tell since the shadows. If they both are males, they may not fight for awhile or at all since they are both new and haven't built up any territory, you also have quite a few fast moving fish that might keep them occupied and a lot of places to hide. So fingers crossed in the worst case. :)
 
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If they are not aggressive with each other you should be good.
They look great.
It looks like you feed your fish well. That should help.

Yeah. I ordered lots of live amphipods and copepods and some feeder shrimp just to be safe. After releasing them onto the tank I went to feed raw table shrimp to my white ribbon eel like always do. Some pieces of shrimp floated away and the potters wrasses and my tamarin wrasse went mad over it. If only I had known it was so simple!
 

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They are both male, and are very unlikely to tolerate another in the long run. I wouldn't risk it and remove one.
 
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Any peace between the 2 will be short lived. While getting used to a new environment and overcoming all that comes with collection and shipping they have bigger concerns than each other. As they settle, a rival male will become a bigger concern, and will be dealt with accordingly.
 

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