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    I currently have 2 adult Sikorae pairs; each pair housed in a 45x45x91cm (18x18x36") enclosure. However, if possible I'd like to utilize one of my larger empty enclosures for housing all 4 adults. The empty enclosures I have are 61x61x122cm (24x24x48") & 61x122x122cm (24x48x48"). Do you think I could safely house 2.2 adult Sikoraes in either of these enclosures without the males bullying each other? Last year I had 1.2 in the 45x45x91cm without issue, but I know boys can be boys & girls can be girls when your back is turned with the lights off.

    I know the larger enclosures would work great for Henkeli, Lineatus or Fimbriatus....but I'd kinda like to stick with just the Sikorae & Ebenaui for now. Maybe in a year or so I'll get another Uro species.

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    Just answered you on FB, never house 2 males together in spite of some care sheets still saying it's completely safe to do so...it's not!
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    The Uroplatus Bible says that males of the genus are not aggressive to each other, people have kept males together before without incident, and it might go fine for you. That being said, I know of several people who have seen males from several different Uroplatus species show varying degrees of hostility to each other.

    My opinion is that it might go fine, for a while or for a little, but it's just not worth the chance. It's certainly not taking the chance with Uroplatus.
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    Following the said bible, I once tried the experience with 2 henkeli males. It took no more than 10 minutes before they gape their mouths wide opened and displayed aggressive behavior with color changes, so I wouldn't give it a second try
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    Thanks Herve & Kevin! I've decided that I'll stick with keeping 1.1 or 1.2 together. So I will now be on the look out for 0.2 adults & 1.2 juvies. Might as well start looking for future mates for a couple of my juvies while I'm at it
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    i have kept male sikorae, henkeli, lineatus, fimbriatus, ebenaui and phantasticus together with no issues whatsoever. also have seen alot of people with reverse trios as i hear sometimes competition with males helps stimulate breeding.

    with the fimbriatus i did witness what i thought was bullying between males but after watching for quite some time it was never anything aggressive and seems more like playing as the one being followed around from time to time i have seen him give the other male a "fly by" for no apparent reason. have had them together for over a year and never have seen them gape at each other, bite or anything of that nature.

    if housing any males together do keep a eye on them to make sure they won't be aggressive as not all will be able to be housed together.

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