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MoneyMitch 09-14-2009 02:03 PM

African cichlid breeding behavior???
 
ok so i just got some new fish yesterday x2 yellow labidochromis (about 2 and a half inches long) and x2 electric blue johannis (about three inches long). one of the blues is noticbly way more aggressive than the other. his fins are pretty much always always spread and full of color. but for the other johanni it doesnt spread its fins as much as the other one. but heres what im curious about. when they are together the darker one does a vibrating type thing i guess but its only when the other joihanni is near. is this a territorial thing or a display for breeding?? i did read that those guys are sexually mature at about this size, not even sure if i got a pair and i wont vent them. any advice would be cool~

Tank is 55
sand bottom
planted tank

P.S ill try to get a picture of the two fish for you guys but they dont really stand still Money

MoneyMitch 09-14-2009 09:24 PM

bump

mollies 09-14-2009 10:13 PM

You answered it your self. lol breeding and showing whos boss

MoneyMitch 09-14-2009 10:16 PM

if i knew the answer why would i post? don't just say pointless things to up your post count unless you have something useful to say dont speak. theirs no way they are breeding i just put them in the tank last night and im concerned about the chasing and "vibrating" is this a sighn that the aggresiveness will become more and more violent?

P.S mollies read your post before you actually post it

Money

mollies 09-14-2009 10:36 PM

you answered it your self by saying are they displaying for breeding or teritorial. so i just answered what you answered. lol dint get lipy lay off

mollies 09-14-2009 10:38 PM

and no they wont get more violent. and you ask i told. have you heard that saying They breed in the bag on the way hom from the pet store> I was just trying to help sory

MoneyMitch 09-14-2009 11:27 PM

helkp is fine but sarcastic answers get me nowhere

mollies 09-15-2009 12:41 PM

I wasnt trying to be sarcastic. sory I have quite a few cichlids. Thats what mine do. When breeding and saying im boss.

willow 09-15-2009 01:42 PM

i've got "a whole lot of shaking going on" in my tank too.:-D
have they dug any holes in the sand yet ?
i've got huge excavations in my tank,and thankfully the Very large slate was placed on
rocks on the bottom of the tank,otherwise i dread to think what could have happened,
the plants are pretty much untouched,but they have never been ones for
javer fern or vallis anyway thankfully.
yu may find that one goes off it's food,so appears to reluctantly feed,and that will be when
they're holding fry,as the time goes along,as the fish opens its mouth,you'll see
tiny dots in it's mouth,that will be the fry,make plenty of rocky places for the fry to find hiding places,
as the other fish will eat the fry if they see them.

MoneyMitch 09-15-2009 03:28 PM

thats crazy, they do have a few "pits" already and they both feed, i only see one of them come out at a time though dunno what that means. ill try to get some pics of the pits for yall, but they are in the absolute back corner of the tank surrounded by rocks. Money


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