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Old 02-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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females running away


is it normal for females to runaway from males? one of my females just molted and the males are going crazy and every time they find her, she darts away. just wondering what the reason could be
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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If you were a female and had 20 horny guys trying to chase you down, wouldn't you run too? lol.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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She's going to be "berried" soon. Congrats!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Lol

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if you were a female and had 20 horny guys trying to chase you down, wouldn't you run too? Lol.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #6
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i've watched like 5 males attack a female for like 10 mins straight to the point where i thought the female was gonna die. she just got berried later. who knows who the father is... haha
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #7
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Lol. You could add more males. Maybe that guy didn't fit her taste
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:13 AM   #8
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o haha looks like you were right, she did end up getting berried. i was worried because she's one of the adults i recently purchased and two of them died after molting for some reason. so im happy to see that this one is berried. also her berries are green which is a first for me. but yay more berries!
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:27 AM   #9
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I think my fire red males chase the females at night... I've never seen any chasing but I do have some berried females
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but, but.... is normal for them to run outside of the tank???? mine do so often :-\ :-(
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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but, but.... is normal for them to run outside of the tank???? mine do so often :-\ :-(
Getting out of the tank is an issue not germane to molting problems. I'd check your water quality.

And the running is playing hard to get :P
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #12
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+1 Water params if they are trying to get out of the tank
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