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Can Oscar's be force paired?
meaning picking one male and one female and getting them to pair up?
I have 2 Lemon females.
and one Albino Red male, so far the albino red male has paired up with a lemon female in my pond.

Now i'm thinking if i can get my new male to pair up with the other lemon? or maybe change the Albino red for this new male. ?
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OFL replied the topic: Force pairing?

I don't believe it's possible to force two fish to pair up and breed. The reason cichlids are so colourful is because that is how males and females are attracted to each other. So if a female doesn't particularly like the look of the male then she's not going to be interested. You also got to bear in mind that some breeders use chemicals in the water that inadvertently make fish infertile. I have had a lot of Oscars over the years and many of them have appeared that I have tried to breed. It could be down to either the male not being fertile, or the female is not laying eggs that are able to be fertilised. The best thing you can do is hope for the best.

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DRACO replied the topic: Force pairing?

i am not sure if you can call it force pairing but i have done it before...
having 2 females and a male...then i switched the female every after
spawning... thus having plenty of fries every 15 days.... eventually,
the angel fish who is in charge of the population control died due to
fatty liver... eating all fries was not good at all..
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Rocksor replied the topic: Force pairing?

If the male and female can't get along, one of them ends up dead. It's better to allow them to choose their mates.
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squid replied the topic: Force pairing?

thanks guys! I have a pair and i was thinking , i like the other male more. so was thinking of changing the male haha :D
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DRACO replied the topic: Force pairing?

i can only suggest try to switching the male with a divider in tow...
if the female accepted the new partner and vise versa, go for it!
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bayarea420 replied the topic: Force pairing?

How do u know if u have female ?
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