In the Big Tank now, I had Fish Fighting a lot of the Time, at that Time I was not Sure why this was Happening!
I had a Aulonocara Tangerine Beaten up very Badly, so I moved that out of the Tank, I also had a Peacock, Fighting all comers, this was Strange as it was a very quiet Cichlid, plus as usual the 3 Auratus were Fighting each other!
The Tangerine Cichlid was floating Upside-Down for 60 Hours, I treated it, but I was sure it would Die, but it didn't, and it is doing Great now, 2 Months later.
By now, all the Salousi had 3 lots of Myxazin (in the Hospital Tank) and looked alright, but on the 3nd December (last year) the Female Salousi starting Attacking the 2 males, so I once again Seperated the Males and the Females, into a home made Hospital Tank, I have never seen Cichlids Attack another Cichlid as these Females attacked their Own Males!
By the next Day, "The Boss" was Dead, and "The Underdog" has never been the same Fish, he Survived the attack, but is now and again covered in these "White Scabs" which are Dealt with by Myxazin.
The following Week, I put the 3 Salousi Females back into Big Tank, because they were constantly Fighting with each other, but they have been no trouble since, but I left "The Underdog" in my Medium Tank, this is because I can Treat him quickly in this Tank, when needed!
About 2 weeks later, it was Christmas Week and I sat in my room just Looking at the Fish and Talking to my Wife, when I saw "The Reason" why all the Salousi were Fighting for all them Previous Weeks.............
One Salousi Fry swam across the Tank, I could not Believe it, so that is why I had all that Trouble, all the Fighting etc, "The Boss" or the "The Underdog" had been Breeding with one of the Females and between the 2 Tanks they had some "Fry" and I didn't even know it!
I Quickly got the Fry Out of the Tank and put in a little Hatchery Tank I had, so it would not get Eaten, it also makes me wonder "how many Fry, were in the Tank, originally" and got Eaten by the other Cichlids!
So all this Aggro I had over the Last Couple of Months in my Tank was Down to 2 things, Firstly Introducing a New Cichlid to an Established Tank (and Fighting for Dominance) and the Fact my Previous "Tank Boss" was Breeding for the First Time!
So now my Original "Boss of the Tank" was Dead, also he could well be the Father of the New Fry, and I now had a New Boss of the Big Tank... The New Albino Pseudotropheus Ice Blue!
The Salousi Fry is Doing Well and is now Twice the Size it was, all in about 3/4 Weeks!
read more: NEW CICHLID and A BLUNDER! Part 2