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  1. #1

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
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    Hey all
    My JDs are only 2" long, and in a 4' tank at the moment, and I caught them today in a long-lasting liplock.

    Now, my optimistic self is hoping that its part of the mating game, but reality check assumes that they are already having dominance/territory issues.

    Can anyone confirm one way or the other?
    Would they really be having issues already so young?
    They are still too young for me to really decide which I want to keep...
    20gal long planted community

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    Given their size...it is territory. How many do you have in the 4ft tank? You wont see mating behavior until about 4-5" in all honesty.
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  3. #3

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    Crap! Already!
    geeeez

    ok, thanks Jenn.
    Looks like I gotta seriously start shopping for that 6' tank, not just browsing for it. Sigh.

    I didn't think they'd start that nonsense til they were a yr old at least...
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  4. #4

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    Cichlids can sometimes shock you with their aggression. My 3" A.orbicularis were intollerant of each other to the point one beat the other nearly to death within a couple of hours of not watching them...in a 6ft tank with more than ample cover. Honestly I would take the most aggressive one to the shop and see if it curbs the other fish's aggression any. Chances are it wont stop in a slightly larger tank.
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  5. #5

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    Jack Dempseys are named after a boxer for a reason...you're prob just beginning to see the aggression.
    Quote Originally Posted by i_am_511
    Lighten up its just the internet its not like someone came in your house and punched a baby in the face.

  6. #6

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    Guess I'll see about getting one out of there...I just wish I had an idea of how they colour up...they are both the same size, one is very dark with some spangles on the fins, and the other is light with more body spangles but less on the fins...I have no idea how they will look when mature...Gr!
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    Pick your fav and move on, best to that than end up with only 1 in the end anyway.
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  8. #8

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    Cichlids are just so loveable, aren't they?

  9. #9

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    Any thoughts on if they might be two males or two females? Is one any more likely to fight over territory than the other?
    20gal long planted community

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    Personality really. I have had female cichlids MUCH more aggressive than males and had more aggressive males before. Typically males are more territorial than females, rules such as this do not always apply to cichlids tho. The dark vs light coloration could be mood, 2" is a bit small to try to sex the fish. You could divide the tank if you wanted to grow them out and keep the better looking of the 2.
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

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