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brett hoolahan

Cichlids scratching against rocks

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Take a really close look at them, if they appear to have small dots all over their body, resembling tiny air bubbles, they might have white Spot which you will have to act fast to cure. 

Fish typically behave this way when they’re uncomfortable, either from parasitic infection or even just change in water parameters. Also worth checking ammonia ph nitrates and nitrates as well

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Your ammonia and nitrates could be high which would make the fish flash against the glass or gravel your tank may still be cycling still or even going through a mini cycle...its sort of like they are being poisoned......or

As was mentioned above the fish may have ich...or whitespot  which is easy to fix and usually comes about after fish have been moved or are stressed..immediate medication is important and will fix it...after that if the tank perameters are fine and theres no sign of whitespot it gets more difficult to work out..it could be gill fluke which if it is the fish will more times than not be breathing through both gills and 1 gill  will be clamped shut 

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My immediate thought is to hit em with rapid white spot treatment . The stuff with formaldehyde in it .

That said, you could have a multitude of issues, just suggesting that works " mostly" for me with parasitic issues

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