i got a 2nd emperor in my tank and something wierd happened...

orkimedies

Arachnosquire
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so i got a female emperor and introduced it into my male's 50 gallon tank, and the first thing she did was rush over to where my male was hiding and start like doing this weird twiching dance, like she would vibrate at him.

the thing is that she is slightly smaller then he is but she attacked him anyway and she clawed at him a bit before they seperated.

she has done this behavior several other times when she comes across him and he never defends himself, what is going on?
 

orkimedies

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now she is chasing him around the tank everywhere he gos and everyso often she grasps his tail and either his under belly or claw in her pincers but he doesnt seem to care, and she doesnt stop twiching at him
 

Brian S

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Are you sure the "female" isnt actually your male? It sounds to me like a male in hot pursuit of romance.
 

Deolok

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the male is usually the one to girate (more) I have seen some females do it though. Typically the male is the aggressor.
 
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