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The Problem of Attacking a Female to Male on Nannacara Anomalas...

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by Fikret Celik, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Fikret Celik

    Fikret Celik Member

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    Hello, dear masters.

    I took a couple of Nannacara Anomala again. My previous experiences were female fishes, male fish after ovulation were very beaten. Even once, the male Anomala is dead. Is this a general case for Anomalas? Or is it all about the character of the fish? Because when Anomala lays my female egg, I'll take out the man immediately.

    I am very satisfied if your master informs me in this regard.
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    Certainly not the master but I have had females that just chase the male away from eggs but some seem to just want to kill the male rather than guarding their eggs. So I think it is the character of the fish.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Females of N. anomala are very aggressive to any fish when they are guarding eggs/fry. If the tank is too small for the male to leave the female's brood territory he will be attacked. How large is your tank and how is it decorated?
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    20180711_174450.jpg Thank you, sir. My tank size 35*35*35. Full decorated.
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    Hi Fikret.

    If your measurements are in cm's then I feel your tank is to small if my experiences with this fish are anything to go by. One female mite just work, but I fear the male would be attacked and you'd almost certainly have to remove him, if you have two females then your tank is certainly to small as just one female require your entire tanks footprint for her territory while she's brooding. This is just my opinion, but in my only experience of spawning this fish the female was a killing machine once she had eggs. Was a large tank and the male had lots of space to get away as did other inhabitants, and trust me, they needed it. Dispite her small size, easily the most aggressive parental care of any dwarf cichlid I've spawned. The Discus in the tank were terrified of her! Every individual fish is different and maybe she was an exception, but I've heard so much about their aggression that I doubt it!

    Ade.
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    Hello. Thank you very much for the answers. I bought at least 10 kinds of puppies from the dwarf American variety before. Only one Nannacara Anomala female fish killed a male fish three times larger than itself. For this reason, I opened this title.

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