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karina 11-30-2012 09:09 PM

is my cichlid carrying eggs?
 
two of my cichlids keep rubbing against eachother for about three days now. one of them is getting real agressive towards the other fish except the one it keeps rubbing on, now they both have a white spot on their tail fins. is it possible that the reason why the cichlid is so agressive is because its carrying eggs?

AndrewM21 11-30-2012 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by karina (Post 1332672)
two of my cichlids keep rubbing against eachother for about three days now. one of them is getting real agressive towards the other fish except the one it keeps rubbing on, now they both have a white spot on their tail fins. is it possible that the reason why the cichlid is so agressive is because its carrying eggs?

What species of cichlids are these? Since cichlids are mouth brooders it is very noticeable when they are carrying eggs. You will often see the female that is carrying the eggs "Toss" them which is kind of like a "chewing" motion.

A picture of the cichlids would also help.

Tazman 12-01-2012 11:03 AM

Agree that we need to know what type of cichlids they are?

Pictures would also help to confirm.


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