Hi all! I definitely have 2 female Rusty Cichlids. How do I know, they are holding, I can see the eggs, no doubt about it! Well... the 2 Rusty's are occasionally trying to grab the others egg spot.. and the (I'm guessing Alpha Female) is shimmying around almost like she's displaying it. What is this behaviour? Is the Alpha shimmying to show dominance and the other is just seeing egg spot and going straight or it instead of realising the dominant behaviour? Also. If the cichlid is still trying to pick up this egg spot does this mean her eggs are still unfertilised? OR if a female is chasing the males around, while holding, is this dominance/territory OR is it because her eggs are unfertilised? Have only had 2 fish hold before, 1 success (have 13 juvi's to prove it), and the other swallowed. The one which swalllowed had been chasing males, until I separated her, so was she not fertilised? or did she just swallow in her own inexperience, being a ~3-6 month old young fish herself.