Angelfish locking lips, What the...
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Angelfish locking lips, What the...

Angelfish locking lips, What the...

This is a discussion on Angelfish locking lips, What the... within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I saw my angelfish locking lips last night. What does that mean? They always swim together and never seem to mind each other company. ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Blue Ram
Blue Ram
Red Top Zebra
Red Top Zebra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Angelfish locking lips, What the...
Old 01-21-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
 
Angelfish locking lips, What the...

I saw my angelfish locking lips last night. What does that mean? They always swim together and never seem to mind each other company. Do they like each other too much? I don't ever remember seeing any of my angels ever do this before.
rsheets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
 
mrdemin's Avatar
 
I believe its and aggression and dominance thing.
mrdemin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
 
rrcoolj's Avatar
 
Actaully sounds like typical breeding behavior. Lip locking and tail slapping is very common in the breeding ritual of almost all central american and south american cichlids. It sounds like they are pairing off and might be laying soon.
rrcoolj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 09:53 PM   #4
 
I was thinking along these lines too. They swim together with no problem even after that. I will pay attention to that. It is the only 2 angels I have in there for now. Tail slapping? What do they slap? Each other?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rrcoolj View Post
Actaully sounds like typical breeding behavior. Lip locking and tail slapping is very common in the breeding ritual of almost all central american and south american cichlids. It sounds like they are pairing off and might be laying soon.
rsheets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 10:15 PM   #5
 
HollyinWA's Avatar
 
I remember my angels doing this when I had them as a kid. They were a pair and did breed. Looks like you may have a pair there. How fun! I love Angel Fish!
HollyinWA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 10:23 PM   #6
 
rrcoolj's Avatar
 
I think the slapping is too show how big and tough they are but im not sure on that.
rrcoolj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 12:59 AM   #7
 
Cool, I had angles that laid eggs a couple times, as far as I know they didn't hatch but it was neet watching them guard the eggs and stuff.
rsheets is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweet lips fish helpp :( deverrss Saltwater Fish Diseases 4 09-22-2009 09:46 PM
Rainbow Shark with swollen red lips / mouth d1ss0nant Tropical Fish Diseases 2 07-16-2008 01:50 PM
Angelfish coley Freshwater Journals 5 02-17-2008 09:40 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 PM.