Keyhole Aggression

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Rehomed them today sad to do it cos they were the biggest fish in my tank & added a lot of character but they started the shimmying and getting territorial with the Corys. Started with 4 what I thought were males turns out I had 2 pairs which wasn't fair to keep them in my tank.

Think the only way I'd keep keyholes again is if I had a massive tank with room for a group should they pair off, otherwise maybe a single one in my current tank, which I know isn't ideal but from what I read they do fine on their own in the right setup.

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So you've rehomed them before the fluke & worm treatment? :(

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Guy breeds them, breeded last pair, told him they were having occasional flick he's gonna qt them.

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Shame that you re-homed them, keyholes are one of the most peaceful cichlids around.
They only spawn on flat surfaces such as a rock, they are not cave spawners unless the cave happens to be on a flat surface.
What temperature was the tank water?

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Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:53 am
Shame that you re-homed them, keyholes are one of the most peaceful cichlids around.
They only spawn on flat surfaces such as a rock, they are not cave spawners unless the cave happens to be on a flat surface.
What temperature was the tank water?
When I originally had the 4 as youngsters they were awesome the way they all played around, then they started working out a pecking order, then after that one stayed in a coconut shell while the other guarded and aggressively went after everything in defence. Rehomed then then the remaining 2 started to shimmy & chase my corys away.

Had the temp at 25 at the time.

Think ultimately my tank was too small & populated to have a mixed group, but then you don't really find out what gender mix you have until they grow up.

Could maybe try and identify adult females in future.

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Shame you had to rehome them, at least the guy who took them sounds like he knows what to do with them :)

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Sixo wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 am
Stephen wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:53 am
Shame that you re-homed them, keyholes are one of the most peaceful cichlids around.
They only spawn on flat surfaces such as a rock, they are not cave spawners unless the cave happens to be on a flat surface.
What temperature was the tank water?
Had the temp at 25 at the time.
24/25C was ideal for the keyholes.


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Re: Keyhole Aggression

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Anybody ever kept 1 on it's own? (Suppose that's one way to make sure you don't get breeding aggression) Or with something like Bolivian Rams?

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