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Quick question - Neo. Caudopunctatus, Are the males quite aggressive towards the females when they are trying to "attract" a female?
I have what I believe is 2 males and 2 females. 1 of the males is alternating between aggressively chasing the 2 females and nipping at them, "showing off" alongside them and sort of positioning himself between the other male and the females. He isn't showing any aggression towards the male.

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Males have a yellow edge to their tail fins and female do not, in my experience.  
 

I find that males can be aggressive to females that they are not paired with.  Otherwise they’re fine.

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have you tried to increase the distance between the shells

and use some form of structure to stop line of sight

I have found these the best moves if there is aggression

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They are only new in the tank. The males were put in on Saturday and have been quite peaceful together.

The 2 females went in yesterday and that's when the aggression began.

I thought perhaps it was a sign that the 1 of the males was trying to pair.

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Ahh, that would explain it

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brucem so you think it could be some sort of pairing behaviour?

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