Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-26-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Strange behaivior ( rock brushing)

Hello,

I was wondering about a weird behavior with my blue zebra cichlid.

Every so often he will rub against the rocks in a fast motion. Almost like nudging the rock.

I have a couple of ideas about it.

1. He might be irritated to the water condition.
2. He's establishing his territory

Does anyone else have any ideas?

Thanks
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 12:12 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
mr86mister's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Syracuse,NY
Posts: 895
Send a message via AIM to mr86mister
what are your water conditions? what kind of filter do you use, and do you have a pic. of it so we can look for possible external parasites, ich, or something else
__________________

__________________
3 Gallon Betta, 14 Gallon BioCube Planted, 29 Gallon Community, 29 Gallon Parrot Cichlid/Pleco
46 Bowfront Reef Tank, 3 Cats, 1 Choc. Lab
mr86mister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 12:20 AM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Hi and thanks for the quick reply.

Ok, I keep the ph at about 7.5, which is a little low for a malawi cichlid, but barable.
my tank and such are not the best.

It's an old 20gal tank with a normal style filter that runs water across a long flat filter sponge then back into the water.

I also have an extra side filter, but it blows the sand around too much.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 04:25 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 922
Well it could be that his skin is itchy or irritated. This is a symptom for some parasital diseases
__________________
Blucat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 08:09 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishyfanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 11,964
Mine do the same thing. Well, some of them do. And after seeing it, I treated for ich and other parasites for about 2 months and they STILL do it. Now I am confused as ever so I just let it be. I'm thinking it could just be in their nature to do it. Now if they have little white spots all over them, that's another story.
__________________
Vote for Aquarium Advice

29 Gallon Lake Malawi Fry
55 Gallon Community
150 Gallon Lake Malawi Cichlid
Fishyfanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rock, strange

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange new critter on rock usmcmarc Saltwater & Reef - Identification 4 11-14-2007 04:29 PM
Strange hitchhiker on Live rock Saltwater T Saltwater & Reef - Identification 7 11-13-2007 12:28 PM
Strange pink "thing" on my live rock.... Dvoros Saltwater & Reef - Identification 3 09-26-2004 05:15 PM
strange thing on rock and sand like dust waelaase Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 08-12-2003 10:32 AM
strange growth off rock kwtowmaster Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 04-10-2003 06:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.