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Old 05-14-2009, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: So, you want a reason to not mix species?

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Originally Posted by flyangler18 View Post
it is a logical progression that any territorial disputes observed in a single species enclosure could well be magnified in a mixed species enclosure, particularly those with similar body shape (that Ed has referenced previously).
No, it is not.


If anything, there should be slightly less aggression between two males of similar species than between two males of the same species. Yes, there will still be aggression, but theres no reason that it would be MORE than two same species same sex animals.


(unless, of course, rather than 4 leucs in a tank, you're talking 4 leucs and 2 tincs, in which case, increased aggression is more caused by increased population density than any mixing concerns)
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