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musho3210 02-05-2007 05:36 PM

Fighting Chichlids
 
I was lucky enough to get pictures of my fighting bolivian ram chichlids and there behaviour before and after a fight. Also a picture of the gunk that was in my filter after one and a half months of having the tank (its mainly poop)

Glaring Gills
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...oranotherf.jpg

First round, one on the left won it
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...o321/Fight.jpg

Getting ready to strike again
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...321/Round1.jpg

Second round, one on left wins again
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...321/Round2.jpg

Poop and other "stuff"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ladicleane.jpg

Daz 02-06-2007 02:03 AM

Nice Rams, thanks for the poo!!

Lupin 02-06-2007 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dlil
thanks for the poo!!

:bluelaugh: I'm sure you've already seen enough poo during gravel vacuuming, Daz.:tongue:

Nice rams.:thumbsup: You might have to improve their menu as well judging by how they look.:)

lioness501 02-06-2007 04:17 AM

nice! they look a lot darker than my bolivian or is that the camera???

flatcam1 02-06-2007 02:25 PM

I love the second pic!! :shock: :D

musho3210 02-06-2007 04:31 PM

they get dark when they are either stressed or trying to be dominant, obviously here they are trying to be dominent and are gaining color, and blue, i upped there daily food consumption, they dont seem to mind and and are slowly letting me hand feed them, it will take time but they are less scared of my hand in the water.

lioness501 02-07-2007 04:15 AM

i bet they r fun to watch!! they wont hurt each other will they?

Matt 02-07-2007 08:24 AM

Re: Fighting Chichlids
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210
First round, one on the left won it
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...o321/Fight.jpg
Second round, one on left wins again
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...321/Round2.jpg

Dude, There Not Fighting...There Making Out!
(Kiding...sorry for getting of subject!)

Is that Tank Set on the Floor or Something?

musho3210 02-07-2007 03:40 PM

yeah, its there quarantine tank, there in the main one now, they seem to be less territorial in the main tank but do occaisonally get into fights.

mvirata 02-10-2007 07:27 PM

Hey musho, I read on a post that the bolivian rams are your fav, mine are German Blues. The quarrel one minute then the next minute they are like best friends. Here are some pics:

One of the left is blurry because he is about to jump his buddy (who incidentally was not prepared)
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/1030_rams_1.jpg

Now its WWIII
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/1030_rams_2_1.jpg

Turns out there are two losers
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/1030_rams_3_1.jpg


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