A couple weeks into having my lake cichlid tank.. dear god these guys are interesting. Most interesting are my sunspot brevis, with the exception of one of my transcriptus, that lays in a cave in a weird position. I think he's trying to seduce the other transcriptus. They're too hard to sex though. Lol. Anyways these brevis. The males are scared cats, and the females are out and about! I mean this species is skittish by nature. But the males will sot by their shells and/or dart into them if I sneak up to the tank, and the females just kinda look at me like... what's up? And I just witnessed them fighting over one shell. Which is strange. Because there are two shells identical to that one in the tank, and 18 shells total in the tank. So they each have their favorite shell. One of them has been buried in the sand except for the opening, so I'm hoping that male is getting ready to breed. Which is funny, because he is the smallest, but the one with the most deep colouring. Time to get more shells, I guess.