Thread: Mating/Pairing behaviour?
08-15-2012, 09:52 PM #1
As some of you may know I currently have 6 juvenile firemouths in my 48G, I'm aiming to get a pair then rehome the remaining 4.
At the moment I have one male who is no larger than 2 inches, and a female around the same size, the other 4 are smaller and by the looks of it all female. I mustve been lucky in picking them!
Lastnight I observed some new behaviour from the male, he decided to start picking gravel up, swimming to a stone then making a small pile behind it. Looks like this certain stone (rounded and around 3inch diameter) is his new territory.
So was this behaviour him trying to show off and pair with a female, or was he just being a Cichlid and redecorating?My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
08-16-2012, 01:23 AM #2
Don't really know anything about them but I do wish you good luck and I hope you have a frisky male trying to show off his home building ability and one of the females picks up on it . Good luck and let us know happens.ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
08-16-2012, 01:25 AM #3
P.S. how many tanks do you have up and running with fish?ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
08-16-2012, 01:08 PM #4
Two tanks the now :)My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
08-17-2012, 11:27 AM #5
About time that they started getting their freak on..
Does that mean i can have 1 of those spare 1s that are going to be rehomed :):) lol
08-19-2012, 07:40 PM #6
You are more than welcome to the spares when they are getting rehomedMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
08-20-2012, 03:46 AM #7
the firemouth is a very intresting fish.I have 1 in my 55gal tank with just convicts.Reasontly I put some little baby convicts back in tank and he acts like a dad to them by protecting them from bigger convicts weird huh.Good luck to u hope everythong works out for ufishguy420
08-20-2012, 11:10 AM #8
i would definately take 1 of them off your hands mate!