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Double red?

Michael Knight

New Member
My pair of double reds have never looked more than bright orange, they were sold as reds and wondered if anyone could confirm they are reds. Also they have been displaying to each other for weeks, how long does it usually take to mate?
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dw1305

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Hi all,
My pair of double reds have never looked more than bright orange, they were sold as reds and wondered if anyone could confirm they are reds.
The depth of red colouring often relates to diet, if you want them to colour up more they need a diet with some <"more carotenoids in it">.
Also they have been displaying to each other for weeks, how long does it usually take to mate?
I'm not very good at ID or sexing, but I can definitely tell you that they are both males.

cheers Darrel
 

Michael Knight

New Member
Hi all, The depth of red colouring often relates to diet, if you want them to colour up more they need a diet with some <"more carotenoids in it">. I'm not very good at ID or sexing, but I can definitely tell you that they are both males.

cheers Darrel
Hi Darrell, Thanks I did wonder if they were both males but they were sold as male & female and there is never any aggression between them just erect fins unless that's aggression, the one in front goes very pale yellow except for the black stripe and is smaller, the other one is usually dark blue and he displays his fins to the yellow one and then they swim around the tank together. Is it the fin length that denotes males I think I have read that somewhere. Oh well I guess I'll have to find some females.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
They are what most call Red Agassizii. This is a commercial, descriptive, name only and can be used by a seller anyway they want. Add to that they look on the older side, but this shouldn't stop them from breeding. I've had 4½ year old aggies that reproduced for me.
 
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