Green Terror Pair

Modfather52

Hi I purchased some various cichlids a few months back but had to get rid of some as my male Green Terror was dominating the tank and didn't think this was fair, so I kept the male and the female terrors.
I definaltly have a male n female and I bought them together around 2 inches long.
It's now been 6 months and the male has his beautiful colours and has started to delevop his hump. The female has grown more rounder and turned a deep blue with two white lines on her sides.
The tank is planted with sandy bottom, and driftwood and pebbles.The male is shaking and displaying to the female, spitting sand and raising fins and chasing a little.
The female has made a home in the wood and everytime he passed she comes out flairs her gills and tries to push him in the side, a little aggresive but nothing he bothers about.
Will these two eventually get together and maybe have fry? Is it best to leave them alone and not put any dither fish in?
Is this normal behaviour that I'm seeing here, I have my water checked regularly and do water changes weekly and feed them pellets peas bloodworm and earth worms. They look great fish but why the aggresion between them both?
 

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GlennO

Sounds like typical pair behaviour. Some aggression is normal.
 
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Modfather52

Thanks that's good to know
 
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A201

I agree, typical big new world Cichlid behavior.
Really nice looking male Rivulatus. Noticed minor fin nipping damage to his tail fin. The Female Rivulatus is apparently able to defend herself. No worries.
 
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Modfather52

I agree, typical big new world Cichlid behavior.
Really nice looking male Rivulatus. Noticed minor fin nipping damage to his tail fin. The Female Rivulatus is apparently able to defend herself. No worries.
Really weird as he's been the tank boss from day one and nothing has touched him at all, i noticed when he started to colour up his orange on his fins started little by little and looks like flames, she only nudges him in his side that's it so his tail has been like this since the start of the orange colour, he's still not fully coloured yet, still immature so be interesting to see what he turns out like? Today they were both swimming together and not chasing and he's begining to dig the sand about.
 
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Modfather52

Hi i would love some more advice on my Green Terrors please and what to do next.
I have a male and female in a tank on their own, the male is about 5 inches long now and just starting to get his hump on head.
The female is about 3 inches long. They seem to go thru phases where she's gets quite aggresive with him and will defend her patch, then he will be dominant and chase her. I've made a couple of refuges for her so when he starts to bully and chase she can go and hide out of his way, she's eating and looks ok apart from split tail fin, he does his display and colours up eyes go black and shakes, pulls plants up and hangs around waiting, she goes into her refuge and just sits in there ..I feed them a good healthy diet and have the tank set up all natural for the, temp of tank is around 27c. I've had them from tiny fish so they have been together since January. I've read up about them and watched videos of them, maybe my female just don't fancy him or isn't ready to pair up? Any information on what to do next please.
Thanks Russ
 
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A201

If you are positive that the she Rivulatus is really a she, Lol, then I think you answered your own question. The female is probably just not ready, or mature enough to spawn.
Make sure to provide a roomy tank for the Terrors. My best male Rivulatus grew to nearly ten inches & was a true beast.
 
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