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post #11 of 21 Old 09-15-2009, 07:54 PM
Aye, you have to be careful about falling rocks in cichlid tanks. They are a bit silly when it comes to that.

I lost a lovely krib because of an avalanche. The top of a cave fell right square on him :(.
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post #12 of 21 Old 09-15-2009, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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the rocks are on the very bottom of the tank with sand around them not under them, still trying to get a good shot just a little hard because of the angle. but ill give yall what i got let me give it one last shot and ill post what i have. Money
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post #13 of 21 Old 09-15-2009, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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here they are sorry for the shots some were around the back of the tank which is agianst a wall.


this is where the lesser aggressive johnanni stays most of the time. sry the pic is upside down, keep in mind the sand was completely level before these guys were put in.

when i took this shot the fish didnt notice but when i took the next it saw and darted away.

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here is the closest shot i can get

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here is how much they have "dug" out the substrate now keep in mind it was all LEVEL before they came.


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heres a pic showing the front obviously, but anyways let me know if you guys still think its breeding behavior or a growing problem?


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Ok, i personly dont think its growing. But you said that the less agres one is hiding in the back? So from the amont of time i have had cichlids. You have 2 males is what it sound like to me and the larger more colorfull one is stating to the smaller one that it is his tank. Trying to be the bully you could find a female and put in the tank. Unless it is a female then she is just trying to stay away cause shes not ready to breed. Good luck Hope that helps PS very nice tank you got
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-15-2009, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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thasnks for the help guys
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-16-2009, 01:46 PM
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nice tank :)
do they all come out at feeding time ?




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Aye, you have to be careful about falling rocks in cichlid tanks. They are a bit silly when it comes to that.

I lost a lovely krib because of an avalanche. The top of a cave fell right square on him :(.
sorry to hear that,what a shame :(
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yep its fun to watch they are all so fast!!!
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whats the chance of a feeding picture :) ?
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hahaha good idea, ill get one for yall sometime tomm night before i do a water change. willow thanks for the advice now i can add some pics to myaquariums page now.
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post #20 of 21 Old 09-17-2009, 01:24 AM
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MOney check out the forum under cichlids bout the ornates i post your breed of fish and why they change colors. and a web sight that might explane better.
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