So I have a "pair" of Jaguars that I am trying to breed. Problem is the male keeps beating the shite out of the female.
Male fish is 25cm, female is 18-20cm. Tank is a 4x2x2, no other occupants. Temp is 28.
I have the tank scaped so that she can keep away from him, but he smashes her every chance he gets, to the point where I have to keep them divided by eggcrate. When I let them back together, they are mates for about half an hour, then the carnage starts, and it's more than your usual cichlid push and shove. He has completely stripped her side of scales overnight previously; thought I was going to lose her.
When they are seperated, they seem really bored and lonely, just sit on the bottom mostly and don't do much.
They both shovel and dig around to expose the glass, but I have never seen eggs.
Do I have two boys?
#Edit - The also both get that cool purple flush occasionally also; haven't been able to find out if that is common in both sexes or not.