I got a Festivum (Jerry) a week ago, then I added another one (Cosmo) last night. Jerry won't leave Cosmo alone and it appears as though he is constantly trying to lock lips. Cosmo is completely submissive and backs away. He tries to hide, but Jerry always finds him.
Is this display of dominance permanent or do cichlids have to establish dominance like animals do? I don't want Cosmo to get beat up and will take him back to the LFS if need be, but I really just wanted Jerry to have a buddy in there.
Is there any way to improve this situation or is it hopeless?
FYI: 56G Column tank with live plants and rocks. There are caves, but my loaches and ram kind of took those over.