BP male and female have completely destroyed the place. Dug holes everywhere. Ripped up all the plants. Knocked over the statues. Built high walls of gravel and are spawning like rabbits. They have been at it for 48 hours now non stop but I see no eggs. But the male seems to fertilize then go back an eat some invisible item. These are rescue parrots and I know nothing about cichlids. Or really much about fish for that matter. For the first 4 days I've had them I bragged and gushed about what cute little water puppies they were. Had visions of plants for hiding behind, cute driftwood. Maybe a colorful rock. But just like puppies they've destroyed the yard. I would like them to go back to the little sweethearts they were. Swimming in and out of the plants. Digging a small hole here and there (not the giant ones down to the glass). Is this breeding behavior, will it stop? Can I prevent the spawning cycle? Also the female is looking flesh colored and ragged looking but she has been non stop acting like she is egg laying for 48 hours with nothing to show. Back and forth on a terra cotta plate. Is this normal? She was a brilliant orange just 4 days ago. All of my water levels are good and safe. 0 ammonia. Temp is 78° got them 6 days ago so doing water change today to set a Saturday schedule. Otherwise she is happy, swims good, comes for food, they both do. Can't put my hand in tank to adjust the heater though she attacks even a finger. Can you answer all of these questions. They are in a 35 gallon tank for now until I can get a bigger one.