Tropheus Sp. Black “Bemba” males fighting

It’s just amazing how bright their orange stripe gets when they get territorial. These guys had to be split up. I’ll need to get more before they’ll be able to share the same tank.

Some aggression is natural with Tropheus, it’s just a matter of knowing when things are getting too rough in your tank before you pull out the wounded fish.

Removing all the rock work and territories usually will reset the colony hierarchy.
Adding more con-specific fish will also help to spread the aggression out. I guess I can now justify getting more Bembas!

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