Roach cohabitation question.

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Arachnobaron
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I have dubia and discoids together in a 15 gallon tank. About 100 of each. Does anyone see an issue with introducing giant peppered and roth's giant burrowing nymphs in the same setup? I don't think any of them can cross breed, I am just concerned about territory and temperament issues.
 

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I have dubia and discoids together in a 15 gallon tank. About 100 of each. Does anyone see an issue with introducing giant peppered and roth's giant burrowing nymphs in the same setup? I don't think any of them can cross breed, I am just concerned about territory and temperament issues.
The accepted outcome is that one species will eventually outcompete the others.
It's a lot more noticeable with smaller species like lobster roaches.
 

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The accepted outcome is that one species will eventually outcompete the others.
It's a lot more noticeable with smaller species like lobster roaches.
I suppose I should clarify. Once the peppered and roths mature I will be moving them to a separate breeding enclosure. My climbers are all in their own enclosures but I plan to keep my non-climbers together until maturity.
 

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I suppose I should clarify. Once the peppered and roths mature I will be moving them to a separate breeding enclosure. My climbers are all in their own enclosures but I plan to keep my non-climbers together until maturity.
They should be alright; just make sure to keep them extra well fed.
 

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You might notice some wing-biting. That tank also sounds a bit small for that many roaches approaching maturity.
 

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You might notice some wing-biting. That tank also sounds a bit small for that many roaches approaching maturity.
Really? I had a mix of about 5-600 of dubia and fusca hybrids in a 20 gallon tank a while back and they never bothered each other. I did notice the wing biting on the dubia but the fusca seemed fine. I did feed off a lot of adults though, maybe ~20-30 of each at any given time were mature.
 
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