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The Dali
11-19-2008, 06:00 PM
Hi there... I've been doing some reading about Cichlids and I wonder if these large pet stores sell both male and females? It would seem that many of these fish are really aggressive, especially when they are breeding. I have bought a bunch from Petco and noticed no major aggression (to each other)... would they all be females, or is that just crazy talk?

Northernguy
11-19-2008, 08:41 PM
I would suggest you do a little research on the fish you want.Figure what the difference is between the two( in case the lfs employee is confused by the Question) and pick the ones you want.
Here is a link that will help:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/cichlid/

kaybee
11-19-2008, 11:19 PM
...It would seem that many of these fish are really aggressive, especially when they are breeding. I have bought a bunch from Petco and noticed no major aggression (to each other)... would they all be females, or is that just crazy talk?

Most likely they're small juveniles and not fully matured specimens. Aggression develops and intensifies as they grow and mature. What species do you have and how large are they?