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Old 09-04-2007, 11:39 PM   #11
 
ya well her jaw shape just popped out at me and looked so different. She seems to hide until i walk in front of the tank and then she chases off the 1.5inch cichlid and stays pretty much in her cave.
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:43 PM   #12
 
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To phrase better what happens.

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"This species is a mouthbrooder, meaning the larvae are carried, hatch, and develop in the mother's mouth (buccal cavity), for about three weeks. These fish are ovophiles and the male will excavate a pit in the sand within his territory, in which the female lays the eggs; the female then takes these eggs into her mouth for fertilization. The mother continues to care for the young for about a week after they leave her mouth."
In my experice, if you have gravel dont worry because males still will dig in it, we have pretty course rock in the rank the the fish can barley move and they have still sucessfully breed there.

I hope that helps lol.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:03 AM   #13
 
ok well now i am unsure if she is holding or not because i just gave them feed them and she stayed at the bottom and watched the others go for it. then she started going higher up like midway and was staring at the food. Some food floated next to her and she looked at it and kinda went after it but never went into her mouth. I dont know what this means. Maybe she isnt holding and i dont get little babies. :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:13 AM   #14
 
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I would just keep watching her, she probably will open her mouth form time to time even if she is pregneant but most of the time it will be closed.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:00 PM   #15
 
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Update : Further research indicates that liplocking is usually a duel between males.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:45 PM   #16
 
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any news ?
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:16 AM   #17
 
sorry for such a late response but my school work is an incredible amount and havent gotten around to checking this. Well the 3 incher has seem to become king and chases the 2.5 inch one around even though the 2.5 incher dominated the 3 incher at first.
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:28 AM   #18
 
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hi
a little something to add.........
has the dominant one got any signs of the face turning black,
this would be a male if it has.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:10 PM   #19
 
No but the 2.5 inch one does look like its forming that
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