GRR!! Stupid cichlids!!!
Right, so I've had these 2 African cichlids forever and they've been great, never killed each other or anything. But lately my Cobalt has taken a fancy to piling all of my gravel up against the front of the tank!! Every time I move it back, he (yes, it's a male, I checked) just spits it all over the place.
I tried planting Java Fern in the hopes that they would break up the gravel spitting, but the cichlid just goes around them. I don't know what else to do, but it's really annoying and since I sleep next to the tank I can hear it all night long. Is it breeding behavior? I didn't think so, because he's a male, but that might be it . . .
I'd like to stop this if I can - I made the 'scape a certain way and I want to keep it like that!!