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    Hi. I am in need of some help and advice . I have posted this plea on the Aussie gecko forum also , but have had no reply, so, as I am getting concerned, I am posting here too. Two of my strophurus spinigerus females have begun fighting. I've four in an exoterra tall medium enclosure, wth plenty of branches and hides. They are all female, and all have been together for around 18 mths. I've had them for around 8 mths. There is a lot of vocalisations, grabbing eachother ,and knocking one another off the branches. I'm wondering if it a need to mate thing? Shall I get a male? Are they hormonal,... Now they are nearly two yrs old? I worry that they'll hurt each other...... I am puzzled because they were no signs of aggression before three weeks ago. I would appreciate any insights, advice, comments, from anyone . thank you .

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    I would separate them as soon as possible.

    I do not keep that species, but territorial aggression in geckos will escalate over time (and is often a bigger problem at maturity than before).
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    Hmm from my experience with other territorial species of lizards, i would isolate the aggressive one for a while. Rearrange everything from the tank, let the old tankmates settle in (making sure they establish their own spots first) then reintroduce the aggressive one. If the problem persists, well, you could always trade it off to a male I guess.
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    I would separate them. Maybe get another enclosure and put two that don't fight in that enclosure. You could also get a male as well. I had to separate two females spingerus that were fighting.
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    Hi. Thanks for your advice. They seem to have settled a bit.... But who knows for how long. I will certainly be keeping an eye, and an ear, out for any further scuffles. I did wonder about adding a male to the four of them, not sure if this would help or hinder the situation. You've got spinigerus?.... Cool!! What else do you have? I've a sibling (pair) of nephrurus levis!...... Love geckos!! Only down side Is that they are nocturnal.... So not getting much sleep! Love watching them.

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    Isolating the aggressive female is really the only way to be safe.

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