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Old 11-25-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Cichlid experts i got questions

What does it mean if my different african cichlids (auratus, red zebra, yellow lab) sometimes swim in circles around each other?
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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possibly mating, possibly dominance.
are these males circling? x
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Yea the rz sometimes shakes weirdly
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #4
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sounds like mating! the RZ is prob the male there then. out of curiosity, which couples seem to be circling? x
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The yl tries once in a while the others play along
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how big are they? general breeding size for RZ and YL is about 2.5-3in minimum. auratus get bit bigger b4 they breed i think x
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All of them 3inches lil more
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any appear to have enlarged chins and not eating yet? x
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:13 PM   #9
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No they havent but can they cross breed?
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:35 PM   #10
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I don't know much about Cichlids but Welcome to Aquarium Advice!
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