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Yellow Lab Cichlids acting strange

Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:36 pm

I have 3 Yellow Labs and they are doing this strange thing where they are swimming against the current from the filter. It is like they are swimming in place. When I walk over to the tank they stop and swim over in my direction. I don't know if this is normal but when I turn the filter off they seem to swim normally. Anyone know if this is normal or what is going on with them? The other cichlids I have are not doing this and swimming around fine.

Re: Yellow Lab Cichlids acting strange

Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:53 pm

It is normal. Maybe they are smarter than your other cichlids. As long as they have other areas in the tank where they can relax.

Re: Yellow Lab Cichlids acting strange

Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:37 pm

They're having fun. No election, no coronavirus, why not? :o

Re: Yellow Lab Cichlids acting strange

Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:52 pm

Okay thank you for the info. I was just wondering, it looks a bit silly with the three of them lined up like they are racing but not going anywhere. lol

Re: Yellow Lab Cichlids acting strange

Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:32 pm

Ya, when I run my wave maker my fish will school up, all different kinds, and swim against the current turn around and flow with it to the other end like a slide :lol: . They do that for awhile then will hop out of the area when they had enough.
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