True, in that they will only develop the deep blue. Some females will have a "bluish" sheen to them, particularly under a flash. They will never appear to be the deep blue of the males.MalawiLover said:Females will only develope blue if they have been hormoned.
i was just trying what i had, they didnt seem too crazy about the cichlid flakes so i threw in some bloodworms to see if i could get them eating. Where did i say i was a fan of bloodworms??copasetic said:whats with all the blood worm fans lately? Blood worms are not a good food for malawi's try feeding them a quality cichlid food from your lfs.
Sometimes the males will mature faster than the females. I've had males in colour at 1.5", so typically breeding occurs when males are about 2.5" and females about 2".Fishyfan said:so are males ready to breed as soon as they color up?
Yes, females can be aggressive towards each other. I usually keep this fish in a 6ft long tank, as their aggression can often be a problem in smaller tanks.Fishyfan said:thanks for the help
btw, are females usually aggressive towards each other? One of them is chasing the other all around a 40 breeder :-?