Home Videos Affiliates Sponsors Chat TOS
Go Back   Cyphos.com > Cyphotilapia Forums > Cyphotilapia Talk
Forums Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Cyphotilapia Talk General Discussion of Cyphotilapia frontosa & gibberosa.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-19-2015, 06:10 AM
dashGills
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 243
Images: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Trouble Group

hi all, I'm very upset because my mpimbwe group, 1m 3f, a girl of them recently always chasing the another females and make them injured whatever on the fins or scales. I have already relocated the decoration but seemed nil help for the situation, they all eating normally but it starts to chase once the feeding time finished. Ah.........it make me so bother to continuous for such condition........any suggestion or opinions are welcome!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-19-2015, 08:11 AM
Dimizeg2g's Avatar
Dimizeg2g
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: PA
Keeping: WC Mikula
Posts: 267
Thanks: 43
Thanked 54 Times in 52 Posts
Default

Do you notice its over territory? Have you tried re-arranging the whole tank(decorations rock etc) that seems to make them start over,and have to reclaim territory over time.
I was also told by a fellow cichlid keeper years ago that the higher you have the temp,it also can play a part in aggression. I was told keep it a bit lower(75-78 degrees F) and it seemed to help at the time.
If all else fails the trouble maker may have to be replaced,some personalities cant be fixed! These are just a few things I have learned over the years,hope it helps.
__________________
"You can get everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Razzo's Avatar
Razzo
Status: Offline
Elite Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Keeping: None
Age: 50
Posts: 5,114
Images: 8
Thanks: 718
Thanked 565 Times in 512 Posts
Default

I had one female that was, kinda,rejected, by a couple of the other females. She just wouldn't stand up for herself. Eventually, she did end up getting a backbone and she now holds her own.

How big is this tank?

If you added another quad or trio, that might help. You'll get a young boy in the quad who will pick on all the girls equally and the aggressive females may decide they have a bigger problem than the female that is getting beat up.
__________________
Former Emperor of all things Mikula
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-19-2015, 10:11 AM
dashGills
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 243
Images: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dimizeg2g View Post
Do you notice its over territory? Have you tried re-arranging the whole tank(decorations rock etc) that seems to make them start over,and have to reclaim territory over time.
I was also told by a fellow cichlid keeper years ago that the higher you have the temp,it also can play a part in aggression. I was told keep it a bit lower(75-78 degrees F) and it seemed to help at the time.
If all else fails the trouble maker may have to be replaced,some personalities cant be fixed! These are just a few things I have learned over the years,hope it helps.
yup, i have already took up the heater one week ago and temp is arround 22-24 celcius degess,i really don't know why that one was turn aggressive suddenly and i will keep in view the condition. Tks for reply
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-19-2015, 10:24 AM
dashGills
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 243
Images: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Razzo View Post
I had one female that was, kinda,rejected, by a couple of the other females. She just wouldn't stand up for herself. Eventually, she did end up getting a backbone and she now holds her own.

How big is this tank?

If you added another quad or trio, that might help. You'll get a young boy in the quad who will pick on all the girls equally and the aggressive females may decide they have a bigger problem than the female that is getting beat up.
My tank is only 1.5m so i kept this ratio only, they are living peaceful since i got them from 13cm juvenile. 2 of them were spawning in the beginning this year but not successful. The aggressive one had not yet spawned, may be its the time to increase the density for stopping such conflict........

Thanks for the suggestion!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Razzo's Avatar
Razzo
Status: Offline
Elite Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southwest Florida
Keeping: None
Age: 50
Posts: 5,114
Images: 8
Thanks: 718
Thanked 565 Times in 512 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dashGills View Post
My tank is only 1.5m so i kept this ratio only, they are living peaceful since i got them from 13cm juvenile. 2 of them were spawning in the beginning this year but not successful. The aggressive one had not yet spawned, may be its the time to increase the density for stopping such conflict........

Thanks for the suggestion!
1.5 meters (5-foot) could be a contributing factor too. My old Kapampa group was in a six foot tank and I had aggression problems that I couldn't fix. I moved them to an eight foot tank and the problems ceased.

Tranquility in a frontosa colony can be heavily influenced by tank foot print or lack there of. While that is not a law, more often than not, that's usually the case. Bigger is almost always better with Cyphotilapia.

Russ
__________________
Former Emperor of all things Mikula
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-19-2015, 04:48 PM
djd's Avatar
djd
Status: Offline
Junior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: North Merrick, New York
Keeping: silver blue nsumbu, WC Lupota
Age: 46
Posts: 32
Images: 1
Thanks: 20
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

there is a chance that she is not a female. possibly vented wrong.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Cyphos.com > Cyphotilapia Forums > Cyphotilapia Talk


Bookmarks

Tags
group, trouble

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Introducing "Mikula Group: Nyatzi" Razzo Cyphotilapia Photo Discussion 81 10-29-2014 01:45 PM
Introducing Mikula Group B Razzo Cyphotilapia Photo Discussion 15 01-21-2014 07:20 AM
For Sale: WC/F1 Breeding group of Kampampa Frontosa jRogo Buy, Sell or Trade 5 03-06-2013 07:01 PM
For Sale: WC Mpimbwe breeding group St Louis Scarfo Buy, Sell or Trade 2 11-02-2009 10:31 PM
Name your fame!!!!!!! mbovinet General Aquaria 67 09-05-2006 07:40 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.