Keyhole cichlid behavior

Mr.Goforth

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I've noticed one of my keyholes will turn on its side and start nudging toward a select few of the other keyholes in the tank when they get near it. Does anyone know if this is a territorial behavior or a breeding behavior?
 

Stanzzzz7

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It could be either.Courtship displays and territorial displays can be very similar.
 

Alexxxxsv14

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I've seen my group do that sometimes, they are very fun fish I sometimes feel like they are interacting with each other but yes could also mean both mating behavior or dominance of the group
 
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