Several days ago Dominate male led the group around in what I assumed was a search for a suitable laying site. When ever fish got close he would chase them off. Every once in a while he would do a dance for a female.
One day later he is feverishly defending a area that leads to a cave under the stump on the left. He will not let any of the fish near not even the females.
You can notice the intense coloration as well (sorry not the best pics)
They very much remind me of peacock bass especially when displaying.
I can't get a visual on the nest but fingers crossed to see some little fry swimming about in the next few days. If on future nests I can intercept the eggs i will transfer to a rearing tub for better documentation and survival rates.