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Re: Cichlid help
The cichlid's are a very large category (genus?) of fish; possibly the largest.
They include angelfish, discus, oscars, Jack Dempseys, and hundreds of others.
Many are extremely beautiful. Many are also very large, although some (like
yours, I believe) stay within 2-3 inches.
Cichlids have a reputation for being extremely aggressive when full grown, and
for some (not all) this reputation is deserved, even if exaggerated. This is
partly because most are carniverous and larger varieties may view your other
fish as dinner. The MAIN reason, however, is that they can become very
territorial when 'nesting.'
I have never heard of cichlids being described as plant eaters, but many ARE
plant 'disrupters.' In the process of making their nests, they can move a lot
of gravel, and WILL dig up any plant that's in their way. This is exactly the
behaviour you are witnessing with your bumblebee.
It is unlikely that your fish will cause much more damage than she already has,
and if that's none or very little, I wouldn't worry about it.