It’s weird, since I moved the decor of my aquarium a few months ago, I have no more birth of Neolamprologus multifasciatus, or more exactly, it’s been a few weeks since I do not see more fry in the large shell field to the left of the tank, whereas before, they swarmed.
Of course, I immediately thought of a physiological change in water, but that is not the case. In fact, I see several possible tracks: Either, as I gathered the two shell fields in one, it upset the hierarchical order among the fish, and suddenly, 2 males for a field, although vast this is “too much”, as the rock scree is now “unique”, the territory of the “shelled” altolamprologus compressiceps, which now spends most of its time above the shell field, gives it the opportunity to make more catch among the fry.
It is on this last point that I have the most doubt: I can not actually make him establish his own territory with the female, which she herself has not yet integrated the shell that I have isolated at the foot to the right of the petrous zone, far from the multifasciatus. Have you ever seen it (though I replaced the shell with a bigger one, on the advice of a cichlidophile warned forum forum Cichlids?) I do not know. does not seem to be a problem, because the few “clashes” of territory are “normal” and do not incur any injury or trauma, in short, the fish, all species combined, seem to be tolerated wherever they are: Is what normal?
Do you have feedback on this? If so, thank you to share it in the comments of this post, you may be able to help me restore a balance a little more “healthy” among my scales!