Sevrums kissing

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Lindsay1202

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Hi everyone. We got a green and a gold sevrum about 2 months ago. The gold one has laid eggs twice in the past month, but I don’t think she has let the green one fertilize the eggs at all. The first batch were eaten and the second round all of the eggs turned white. This morning I noticed them “kissing”. I’ve never noticed them doing this before. Is this for spawning purposes? Or are they fighting. I know for sure the gold one is female. I THINK the green one is male. But I just want to make sure they’re both safe :)

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What sized tank are they in?
 

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Do you have a better pic of the green? Males cichlids are often slower to get to breeding maturity than females. Males need to be larger than females most times to get the right idea & it can take a few tries.
 
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Lindsay1202

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Do you have a better pic of the green? Males cichlids are often slower to get to breeding maturity than females. Males need to be larger than females most times to get the right idea & it can take a few tries.
The green one is slightly smaller than the gold. They’ve been together since they were small. We got them from a friend about 2 months ago. He said he’s never seen them lay eggs before.

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angelcraze

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Are they locking lips? Twisting at all? Do they do that all the time?

I think they may be fighting....

I've seen a pair push at eachother as to test parental strength, but they don't usually lock lips unless they are breaking up or fighting ime

Do you see any breeding tubes?

I'm not sure, but they still look pretty young. They can coexist well until they hit sexual maturity. Then the dynamics can change.
 
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Lindsay1202

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Are they locking lips? Twisting at all? Do they do that all the time?

I think they may be fighting....

I've seen a pair push at eachother as to test parental strength, but they don't usually lock lips unless they are breaking up or fighting ime

Do you see any breeding tubes?

I'm not sure, but they still look pretty young. They can coexist well until they hit sexual maturity. Then the dynamics can change.
They only did this for about 10 minutes yesterday morning and I haven’t seen them do it again. There has been no change in behavior, as far as them getting along.

im still relatively new to the aquarium life.. so I’m not sure about breeding tubes.
 
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