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I recently switched to cichlids and i went with a saulosi species tank..

Now I have this saulosi which chases away other female saulosi. Its all yellow but have faint black bars on its forehead.
I dont think its a colouring male since its double the size of my colouring males and it totally ignores the males.
Is it normal for one female to be agressive towards other females?
 

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Yes, but it could also be a male.
 

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I dont think they are the same age. I got them as juvies but size differed and they are still growing. And it doesnt appear to be holding either.
Its weird, i didnt expect for female cichlids to do this. I tought only males are territorial.
 

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They always have pecking orders. Females have pecking orders also. Since she is the biggest Saulosi she is feeling bossy. When an alpha male catches up in size she may be less obnoxious.
 

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I agree with Loki,

This is normal, especially in female heavy species tanks. I had this problem with several saulosi females. (all who have held eggs) eliminate one another. Lost a few wild caught females from this exact female alpha dominant aggression.
 
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