My pair flowerhorn are lip locking

Discussion in 'Flowerhorn Cichlid' started by Lamina, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. LaminaValued MemberMember

    now im observing my flowerhorn lip this a good sign?
  2. Dlondon95Well Known MemberMember

    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?

  3. LaminaValued MemberMember

    its a pair male and female..male 5 inch female 4 inch..tank 78 g..have been keep together with divider for 2 weeks..

  4. Dlondon95Well Known MemberMember

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

  5. LaminaValued MemberMember trying to breed them..
  6. Dlondon95Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  7. SturtyValued MemberMember

    I have no idea about fish behaviour yet but google gave me this thread full of info
  8. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  9. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  10. LaminaValued MemberMember

    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..
  11. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    It is possible they just aren't compatible.
  12. fierofishNew MemberMember

    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.
  13. RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    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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