Is It A Pair

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Ilovebarbslol, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Ilovebarbslol

    IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Good afternoon everyone. I have 2 keyholes which are always together. Sleep together. Swim together. Eat together
    Do I have a pair
    How do I know if their a couple
  2. Ed204

    Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi there,
    Keyhole Cichlids are quite difficult to sex, have you ever tried venting them?

    If your Keyhole Cichlids are indeed a pair, once they are in breeding mode they will start to terrorize everything in the tank.
  3. OP

    IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    No I have not tried not.
    Their fins aren't the same length.
  4. Tiny_Tanganyikans

    Tiny_TanganyikansWell Known MemberMember

    Venting is the best way and quite easy if they're sexually mature.

    If they're not mature they will exist together without discrimination regardless of sex. Also they can exhibit traits of opposite sexes.

    If you're not entirely sure of their age generally at 2.5" they're sexually mature and will actively pair and breed, and can be easily vented. Just google some keyhole parts and take a close look
  5. OP

    IlovebarbslolWell Known MemberMember

    Yep their still young so maybe that's why their together