Discussion about cichlids from Central America
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Had the divider in to allow the female to come into condition. I tried without the divider but the male was too aggressive. He would constantly chase her when she would come out of hiding to eat. I placed the hollowed out stones on his side and eventually when she was ready, she spent the majority of the day on his side of the divider. They spawned without incident and I removed the divider to give the pair more room. I don't know why but for some reason the male became very aggressive again and I had to re-install the divider to assure the safety of the female. This time leaving the female with the eggs alone and the male on the other side. The eggs hatched and the fry swim freely from one side of the divider to the other. I've seen the female go to the males side a few times at witch time he chases her until she retreats back to her side.baconks wrote:Beautiful Trimacs! Do you always have the divider up until they're ready to breed? Also, are you able to keep other species with them?
I'm sure that had I not had the divider in the tank, I would've lost the female!
The male is very aggressive and will not tolerate other fish in his tank. I kept him in a 150 gallon with a few other cichlids when he was a juvenile but eventually as he grew the other fish had to be removed or were eaten. I keep him and the female in their own 90 gallon now.