- Apr 8, 2018
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- Charleston, S. Carolina
Thank you, that is just what I needed to knowShe will be "aggressive" towards him until he has grown to be bigger than her. I had a pair like that where male and female initially were of identical size. One time the female grabbed the male by the opercular spine and shook him like a ragdoll. Her hostilities towards him went on for a while until he had outgrown her enough so that she would respect him.
You will just have to let it play out and watch. Usually, it never gets life-threatening.
It depends a lot on the size of the male. The female should be smaller than the male but this rule is especially important for specimens who are sexually mature.I know this post is old but before reading this I asked around about what to look for in a female specimen for my 1yr old male everyone said get a small female like half his size so after looking for 2months I found one a third his size. She's been in the tank for a week I dont see them hitting it off they dont battle but the big male nips at the small female and she goes running for the caves. I'm gonna give it another week and if she starts to look like she's loosing weight or stressing I'll give her back to the lfs and try to find a female his size. Any body have any input on the topic would be great my clowns paired then my ywg's now I'm doing the mandarins then my fire shrimp and hopefully soon I'll find 2 tailspot blenny and the tank will have everyone