View Full Version : Rams Liplocked.....

01-12-2008, 05:25 PM
Just like Ed's thread i noticed my rams liplocking this morning and then chase the other one off, but haven't noticed any more since i've been busy all day..

The thing is one of them is 2" and the other 1".

They're usually cool with each other, Are they fighting?

I'll keep my eye on them.

01-12-2008, 06:46 PM


01-12-2008, 06:56 PM
Liplocking is to test each others strength to see who is 'top' fish and mating rams will also do this to check if their partner is worthy :thumb: I wouldn't worry about it.. it is part of Ram behaviour thumbs2:

01-12-2008, 07:34 PM
ok cool i think the lil got ahead of himself as he seems more adventrous and the bigger jus must've reminded him whos boss lol

01-13-2008, 01:17 AM
Just establishing territories. Mine only liplock during feeding time.

01-13-2008, 02:44 AM
Yeah mine do the ol' lip lock as well. Plus they like to "ram" each other from across the tank. They are really cool fish!

01-19-2008, 10:05 PM
thanks everyone so they done it a bit more today, then when the big one charged towards the lil one, he would stand up to him by showing his pink chest and tiliting his head a bit.

first before he done it
second whiel doing it but not as much as he did.

Also the big one has a bit of a breeding tube but not the lil one does this mean anyfin?

01-20-2008, 01:32 AM
Hey cool! The breeding tube means that he is ready or almost ready to breed. Here is a link on sexing them: http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=142702&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

01-20-2008, 12:06 PM
cool thanks, i'm gonna go ahead and assume it was the ton of live brine shrimp he ate earlier triggered this, lol.