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post #1 of 5 Old 03-30-2012, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Rubbing against rocks

Anyone know why cichlids will sometimes rub up against the rocks? Like they are trying to scratch their backs. Looks wierd!
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-30-2012, 02:06 PM
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they may just have an itch-just keep watching them incase
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-01-2012, 08:58 PM
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Mine do the same thing occasionally. I'm new to cichlids, but I really enjoy their quarks. Maybe just because I have 5 mischievous boys and they remind me of them. ;)
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-02-2012, 07:17 AM
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It can a sign that they are ready to spawn and displaying.

Monitor as well in case of ich.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-03-2012, 03:25 PM
mine were doing that i thought it was spawning so i ignored it. turns out it was ich and my stupidity cost me a convict and a nice jack dempsey :(

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