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Cichlid aggression

This is a discussion on Cichlid aggression within the Old World Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater Species category; The aggression in my cichlid tank was fairly ok but as soon as I took out my two females the ...

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    The aggression in my cichlid tank was fairly ok but as soon as I took out my two females the aggression has gone through the roof I currently have my largest fish out of the bunch my yellow lab in a time out (I saw a video that suggested time outs...) but now my red peacock is gone nuts again? Any suggestions?
    I am going to re arrange some of the decor a bit to see if that helps.



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    So why did you take the females out?


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    Quote Originally Posted by VElderton View Post
    So why did you take the females out?


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    Because it the one female and particular was being harassed by the same male almost constantly and I wasn’t intending on breeding was kinda trying to have an all male tank. But I think I discovered why the aggression was so high. After I re arranged everything my red peacock and the dragons blood bred. I didn’t realize there was another female


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    Mystery solved then ... all males or breeding groups of 1 male - 4 females is what I recommend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VElderton View Post
    Mystery solved then ... all males or breeding groups of 1 male - 4 females is what I recommend.


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    Yup so the aggression should go down with her took out shouldn’t it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by parsons483 View Post
    Yup so the aggression should go down with her took out shouldn’t it?


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    It should ... like most African tanks the more the merrier it seems. I keep primarily three or more breeding groups in the same tank - usually a 55 - 75 tanks with lots of rock work and plenty of filtration. I remove the females to a holding tank to spit, give them a couple weeks to recover and return them to the main tank. This works well for me.
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    Small fish room, 24 tanks - various sizes. Inside the house (1) 40 - Breeder + 2 show tank 1 Fluval Venezia 190 L & Fluval Venezia 350 L

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    I keep most of my breeding groups in biotope tanks. I move pairs or breeding groups to special tanks to spawn and raise fry. I also take full advantage of Ziss & Marina water circulating breeder boxes. African Cichlids are what I breed mostly but have gotten more interested in catfish - corys & BN plecos in the past 12 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VElderton View Post
    It should ... like most African tanks the more the merrier it seems. I keep primarily three or more breeding groups in the same tank - usually a 55 - 75 tanks with lots of rock work and plenty of filtration. I remove the females to a holding tank to spit, give them a couple weeks to recover and return them to the main tank. This works well for me.
    Ok thank you


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