My pair flowerhorn are lip locking

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Is it a male/female pair?

I don't know much about flowerhorns, but usually that is aggressive behavior and they are fighting over territory. What size tank are they in?
 
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its a pair male and female..male 5 inch female 4 inch..tank 78 g..have been keep together with divider for 2 weeks..
 

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Hmm... Did you take the divider out? If so, I would put it back in for the time being.
 

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Well I'm not sure then. It may be part of their breeding behavior. Ill let someone else chime in that knows more about them.
 

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Lip locking is pretty normal Cichlid breeding behavior. They aren't exactly gentle with each other during breeding. Keep an eye on here. She should be ok though.
 
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im separating them again..the male bullied the female..when they separated the female keep folowing the male..but when i take off the devider they start to fight..
 

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My large male female do all the time and are both very healthy. Though I wanna say they try to breed but are sterile. They go through the motions anyways. A lot of people think that means they should be separated and others say that's just a common cichlid thing. Mine do great but not all will. I do need s much larger tank and am searching but they're healthy and still growing.
 

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My large male female do all the time and are both very healthy. Though I wanna say they try to breed but are sterile. They go through the motions anyways. A lot of people think that means they should be separated and others say that's just a common cichlid thing. Mine do great but not all will. I do need s much larger tank and am searching but they're healthy and still growing.
fierofish, please take note of thread dates, this thread has not been active in over 1.5 years. To add to your post, though the locking lips behavior is common when breeding, if not breeding, should be discouraged as it can lead to a bacterial infection of the lips. Closing thread.
 
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