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DeadI
05-19-2003, 07:55 AM
What causes cichlids to rub up against surffaces in the tank? such as rocks. the glass, wood, or the bottom gravel.

Overawed
05-19-2003, 12:26 PM
Usually that means they are scratching. If it is continous that could mean they have internal parasites in their gills.

fOx
05-20-2003, 10:12 AM
It's also a sign of dominance. They rub up against it because it is their glass, wood, or bottom gravel and they everyone to know it.

fOx

matt1066
05-23-2003, 02:16 PM
It could mean that an ick infestation is beggining, keep your eyes out for white-spot.

Also if you use a water conditioner that says "helps fish produce slime coat naturally". The manufacturer adds a substance that acts as an irritant so the fish produce slime. If you added this recentley that could be your problem. Not a problem actually, if that is the case don't worry.

Regards,

Matt