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I know that cichlids are territorial in tanks but I have one that is chasing everybody around the entire tank like he owns it. Is this normal or should I do something to stop it from happening?
What kind of cichlids do you have and what size tank? I have a bunch of cichlids and as I was adding them to the tank the new ones would get chased around for a day or two until the new guy would find a spot of his own. So after a while my tank has gotten pretty peaceful with the occasional chase off but from what I've read about cichlids they can be fine together for a long time and then decide all of a sudden to be territorial and mean. You might have to take back the one that is picking on all the others. We had a green terror that was fine for a week or two and then became really mean and was torturing some of the others so we took him back and traded him for a firemouth that is totally peaceful.
125 gallon tank:
2 Tiger oscars, 1 Electric blue jack dempsey, 1 Jack dempsey, 2 Bala sharks, 1 Firemouth, 1 Salvini, 1 Texas cichlid, 1 Pleco; All juveniles
29 gallon (in the works):
1 Blue ram, 1 Cockatoo cichlid, 1 Powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 Bolivian Ram, 8 Neon tetras, 4 Corydoras, 2 Bamboo shrimp, some ghost shrimp
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