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#1 garybuk

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

Just wondering why they do this? the cichlids are listing below ! the blue and yellow ones! (X4)

#2 dthoffsett

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:41 PM

Does it look like they're having an epileptic fit? :lol: That's what I've always thought, what you are seeing is normal behavior. It's generally a sign of aggression or a breeding dance.

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:59 PM

Does it look like they're having an epileptic fit? :lol: That's what I've always thought, what you are seeing is normal behavior. It's generally a sign of aggression or a breeding dance.


Yah it does lol
wooow hopefully breeding!! im hopeing they will breed!!! do they cross breed :S yellow labs with my Pseudotropheus blue ???

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#4 dthoffsett

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:28 PM

Does it look like they're having an epileptic fit? :lol: That's what I've always thought, what you are seeing is normal behavior. It's generally a sign of aggression or a breeding dance.


Yah it does lol
wooow hopefully breeding!! im hopeing they will breed!!! do they cross breed :S yellow labs with my Pseudotropheus blue ???


It's a possibility, I have a female l.caeruleus that will only breed with a m.callainos despite having plenty of her own males to choose from. :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:32 PM

Does it look like they're having an epileptic fit? :lol: That's what I've always thought, what you are seeing is normal behavior. It's generally a sign of aggression or a breeding dance.


Yah it does lol
wooow hopefully breeding!! im hopeing they will breed!!! do they cross breed :S yellow labs with my Pseudotropheus blue ???


It's a possibility, I have a female l.caeruleus that will only breed with a m.callainos despite having plenty of her own males to choose from. :rolleyes:

haha kool! waiting game to see what happens!

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:23 PM

not just mine then lol.

its been happening for the last 2 weeks or so. the waters perfect and the fish look healthy just hope they dont catch them selves on the sharp rocks

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 12:45 PM

I bought some Apistogramma MacMasteri at the weekend - which had paired already. I noticed the boy doing this last night and was a bit worried about it..... yay to it being a good thing though!!!!

Cheers guys!

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 02:45 PM

my cichlids were doing the exact same and rubbing off the coral sand but i thought i read somewhere it may be a sign of amonia in the tank but i checked the water stats and there was none so possibly a new maturnity tank may have to be bought soon,

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 04:29 PM

my cichlids were doing the exact same and rubbing off the coral sand but i thought i read somewhere it may be a sign of amonia in the tank but i checked the water stats and there was none so possibly a new maturnity tank may have to be bought soon,

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Occasional flicking is usually a sign of aggression rather than breeding and is perfectly normal. :good: However, continous flicking should be looked at more closely.

And chr15, don't worry about the sharp rocks, they shoudn't hurt themselves.




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