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do they do this even when not thinking of breeding ,one of my reds was doing this for the first time (that i have seen) yesterday,also would it be a male or female that does this

my red blew gravel for a few seconds then stopped ,no indentation in the gravel as such but i do not want them to breed
 

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What size is he or she?
I have one 7-incher (the only red that could be sexually mature: the others are 4-5") that also blows the gravel from time to time, but I don't know if wheter it's a male or a female. I guess they both do it, because they built a nest together.
I've asked a similar question a while ago, see here: One of my reds thinks he's a bulldozer... What's with him?
Perhaps you'll find something useful in that thread...
 

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the p that was blowing is @ 7'' the other lager p i have is @8'' and @ 18 mths old the other 2 reds i have are smaller @4-5'',the 2 lager do stick together apart from a sml amount of fighting but nothing serious.as i said it only lasted a few seconds then stopped ,the tank is only 55 us gal so i thought it would be too sml to breed in
 

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well nothing has happend but i will keep my eye on them as i dont want them to breed as the other 2 smaller reds will have no where to hide ,i cant wait for my house renovation to get a bigger tank
 

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just cause there blowing at the gravell doesnt mean they are going to breed.. my reds blow at the gravel on and off for a year or so. i just got new reds before christmas and there doing it to now but still no spawn.
 

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well i,m selling them anyway so they can breed if they want it will just not be in my tank .thanks for all the replies
 
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