Pictures of the fish fighting over the Dragon Rock

Fish and dragon rock

In order to provide more territories for my cichids, I bought this giant plastic fake rock thing. It is sold as a "Dragon Rock". Okay, okay, so it looks like a big hunk of styrofoam, but let a little algae get on it and boom: fake rock.


Fish and dragon rock

My cichlids really like the Dragon Rock. The favorite spot is the lowest cave, next to the gravel. Just about every fish has tried to take it over. Here a male Maylandia callainos is trying to hold it for his own.


Fish and dragon rock

A male Maylandia crabro drives him out!


Fish and dragon rock

A juvenile Melanochromis chipokae tries to take the cave, but chickens out.


Fish and dragon rock

Even a feeder goldfish tries to take refuge there.


But eventually the male Maylandia callainos drives him back out again.

Fish and dragon rock

Finally the common pleco settles it once and for all by making it impossible for anyone else to get in. :-)

Fish and dragon rock

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