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breeding prevention in mbunas #1
Hi, i have a 500L tank with 2 P. socolofi {blue powder mbuna} in , a pleco and an a young iridiscent shark{temporarley}

Iv just added the second socolofi today and immediatly noticed what i think is courting behavior between them.

I really dont want them to lay eggs or breed and wanted to ask for any advice on how to prevent this

thank you!
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Re: breeding prevention in mbunas #2
Your best bet would definitely be to separate them into different tanks. Anything short of this (eg lots of decor for her to hide from him in) is unlikely to work satisfactorily.
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Re: breeding prevention in mbunas #3
Hi, im worried that one of them has eggs in her mouth
her mouth seems a bit puffy to me, can you look and tell me what you think? btw if she has eggs will she eat? i mean if i see her eating that means theres no eggs?
the other fish started to harass her a bit today, it wasent like this befor
https://youtu.be/rUql9beTP34
the relevant part starts abot after 30 sec