Originally Posted by Mlani
I've seen it in my tank (African) that if I have two males "scrapping" over a particular area of the tank and I "change it up" they usually find a new spot. Saying that though there is always a period of higher activity in my tank after a change because everyone is looking for their "new" spot.
Yah, Warren Gibbons had a whole segment on changing it up is an effective method. I don't keep cichlids and don't know behavioral characteristics between different regions, I just recall the whole "changing scapes" disorients and distracts them.