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ThalesthePearsei 01-22-2010 01:32 AM

Livingstoni - unusual behavior??
I have a 8-9 inch Livingstoni in my 125 gallon. He is normal when the tank lights are on, but as soon as the lights go off, and have been off for a while, he seems to go crazy. He claims half of the tank and attempts to mate with either a male aulonocara, a male iceberg fryeri, or a female kenyi. He also likes to try and fight with a pleco thats just a bit bigger than he is. And yesterday night, I witnessed him successfully spawn with the female Kenyi, and shes holding eggs now. He acts completely normal during the day, is he just being a weirdo fish or what? :-?

mollies 01-22-2010 03:11 AM

Your livingstoni will get very agresive. That is normal for them. If i remeber corectly. They can wipe out a tank in a hury when full size. At up to 12 inchs. I would watch him closely. other wise you may be missing some fish. Hope that helps you. They seem like cool fish as juvis but it when they mature fully into adults that things go bad.

rrcoolj 01-22-2010 04:47 AM

I Agree.

livingston should only be kept with the biggest hap species because they can be quite mean.

ThalesthePearsei 01-22-2010 08:52 PM

I think i have an exception to that "aggression" rule. He tries to be mean but there's a 5 inch johanni that wont allow it at all. Hes actually the biggest baby in the tank.

rrcoolj 01-22-2010 09:06 PM

No matter how bad your haps are mbunas will always be a bit tougher lol

ThalesthePearsei 01-22-2010 09:23 PM

everything seems to be going well in my tank....and have been for many years.

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