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    I have a 120 gal tank with a 1 Frontosa and 2 Blood Red Parrots. One parrot is confirmed female as she has laid eggs and the other I believe to be male. Not sure if this matters, but the ?male? is the "typical" BRP (starting out as black/white with a deformed mouth, hump behind the head) and the female was purchased a short time later and started out at a small size being orange and more of a convict body shape (no deformity of the mouth, no "hump" behind the head to speak of).

    Since the last egg laying episode 1 1/2 weeks ago, the ?male? is considerably more antagonistic than usual towards the Frontosa and the female is still defending her nesting area even though the eggs are all gone. The 2 parrots have even started facing off and sparring.

    This is new to me since all 3 have lived in harmony since they were juveniles more than 5 years ago. Would moving the female out relieve any of the male posturing if that is indeed what is going on? Or is their time of harmony just coming to a close due to maturity/size of everyone involved?

    Any input would be appreciated.

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    Typical cichlid aggression. You cannot force them to live together peacefully since they are a territorially aggressive fish.

    I would move the frontosa out or move the BP out, and increase the number of frontosa for the 120 so that you have a harem of 1 male to 3 females.

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