My large tilapia was getting beat up by that same smaller male so I took him out and stuck him with another bigger male. Hahahaha. They're not fighting though so good.
The female was holding fry for weeks and as soon as I removed the male she let them out. This is in my gar tank and she's been keeping them safe for the last 24 hours. It's cool to see her heard her flock around and in her "holes" and chase other fish away.
I would save some but I already have a bunch of baby tilapia that are over an inch long each and I have nowhere to put them, so I'll just watch and see how long they last. The gars don't seem to see them they're so small right now. There's some fry all over the tank in little schools. Pretty cool.
Sorry I hijacked the thread! Back to R/O, cichlids, Real Plants and Gravel?