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One of my female frontosa is constantly digging in a section of the tank she has claimed. Why does she do this and is it typical female behavior? Correct me if Im wrong but I thought males did this to create a nest? Any help would be great Thanks.
 

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both males and females will pit in anticipation of breeding. sometimes it's the breeding pair together (usually requires some past experience), sometimes a second (or third) bull will pit in other areas to compete for that female, sometimes a valid (tube down) female will pit alone (because no male is acceptable to her terms today), and sometimes a second ( or third) female will pit because, after all, they are harem breeders (this is a bit rare, usually a male will finish with one female, before joining another. so it can be common to see 3-4 females holding in a weeks time. just not all of them on the same morning). and last, but not least, sometimes any front will pit because it senses something edible underneath.
with a bit more detail shared here, or careful observation of the entire group by yourself over the next few days, the right answer will become more evident. HTH.
 

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Binner said:
One of my female frontosa is constantly digging in a section of the tank she has claimed. Why does she do this and is it typical female behavior? Correct me if Im wrong but I thought males did this to create a nest? Any help would be great Thanks.
Normal-natural behavior. Enjoy it!

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congrats on your holding female. :thumb: I cant hardly wait for mine to spawn. I dont plan on doing breeding for sales etc.. just want to be able to say i spawned some and compare how they are with the other african cichlids i have spawned.
 
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