Female Gbr Maybe Male?

Laurengr

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So I've had these two GBRs for maybe a couple months now, and I was convinced I had a male and a female. They were exhibiting behaviour which I've believed to be breeding behaviour although I believe that they are to young to do so, and by appearances I though they were different genders. But I was looking at the female today and started doubting that she was actually a she. So here's the male:
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And this is the female I believe
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Her belly is a bit more pink than in the photos whereas his is not at all, but just wanted to confirm. Thanks guys!
 

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Hi there,
It looks like you have a pair of GBR to me.

The female will have a pinkish belly and on her black spot on her body, she should have some blue jewels . The male will have none of the two.

If you provide them with a cave, that will encourage them to spawn. Also, like all Cichlids, once they are in breeding mode they will protect their eggs and will terrorize everything in the tank, so keep that in mind.
Best of Luck!
 
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I'm hoping that they'll use the two caves I've got in there, although they are open at both ends so maybe they don't like that? Will consider getting something else!
Thank you heaps
 

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I'm hoping that they'll use the two caves I've got in there, although they are open at both ends so maybe they don't like that? Will consider getting something else!
Thank you heaps
Anytime! Keep us posted!
 

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Definitely a pair! And a beautiful one at that.

GBR's are substrate spawners, so they will be more likely to breed in the gravel/sand or on a rock in the substrate. They look mature enough to breed, so if your conditions are right, I would expect a spawn soon.
 

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Mine lay on a flat piece of slate, they wont use a cave, mine are about to lay this will be there third spawn, the first two they ate so don't be surprised if they get eaten. Mine lay about every 14 days so far.
 
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