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Author Topic: Tropheus breeding concern  (Read 2246 times)
cichlidlover
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« on: August 31, 2015, 06:59:41 AM »

Kiddo is selling a few fish that he wants to replace in his african tank, and I was shocked to see he feels his male tropheus needs to go. He inherited a male Bemba (black with red stripe) and female... I forgot the name, kiddo knows. She's black with a yellow stripe where his is red. They had been housed together for a year, with no care for each other at all. The male has been dancing and shimmying around the female since we put them in our tank, and she is starting to look pretty ragged and sometimes hides under the filter intake until food comes around. She does dance with him from time to time, but with no eggs he's relentless. Is it because they are different types of tropheus? I've never seen a fish stuck in the friend zone! They are exactly the same size, they have plenty of caves to choose from, yet he chases her in open water and circles her and vibrates all around her.
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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 10:40:18 PM »

The scifi name would really help. Tropheus are just that way. Most would hang out and breed in a small colony. Harems rule here. That is why your female is so ragged.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 03:59:40 PM »

Female is a tropheus moori ikola, male is a tropheus moori Bemba orange flame. Kiddo is giving the local shop the male, he doesn't think it would work out giving him a harem in a tank full of mbuna Sad He's a really cool fish, we knew nothing about him when we inherited him!!
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