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The eyes have it.

Posted By: Martin Thoene <past1@sympatico.ca>
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2002, at 10:22 p.m.

Funny story....off topic, but fish orientated anyway.

My wife's cousin Alex introduced the first fish the other day into his new 6-foot tank. The first fish in were two Pike Cichlids, Crencichla saxatilis. We've had the female in a 30 and Alex had the male in a smaller tank.

We introduced the fish and immedeatly they started having a set-to, jaw-locking and stuff. It looked like an even match at we figured it was Male-Female testing out action which these fish will do as part of pair bonding. Eventually, for some reason, the male chickened out and now the female has the upper hand. The introduction of two larger fish, Golden Firemouths didn't change things. Now she bugs them as well!