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Old 09-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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1st time parent!!!

My girlfriend just brought to my attention that two of my fish were behaving strangely. Sure enough my tropheus duboisi and my golden firecracker tropheus were mating. I was lucky enough to see eggs to mouth. One egg was a casualty of the tankmates. I know some of you will be upset about hybrid offspring but in the year I've had this tank I've never had a mating pair. Suggestions???
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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get rid of the female is all i can say
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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As long as you DON'T sell or rehome any offspring then there isn't a prob unless you don't want them
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #4
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As long as you DON'T sell or rehome any offspring then there isn't a prob unless you don't want them
at some point it willl become a problem cause he will have to many
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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If the mom is left in the tank to spit then most likely many wont survive.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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If the mom is left in the tank to spit then most likely many wont survive.
Mine all survive and I know some other peoples that do too. So you can't really count on that. Just saying
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:07 AM   #7
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I've seen it said before as I'm only new why don't you re home or sell hybrids
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:22 AM   #8
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I've seen it said before as I'm only new why don't you re home or sell hybrids
Nobody wants them and people that are really into it will get pissed like myself if one looks like a fish but when it matures looks totally different. They are worth nothing and some of us here don't even consider hybrids an actual cichlid
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I seem to be in the same predicament now, I just noticed when I got home from work that one of my adopted already half-breeds, seems to be carrying a mouthful of you know what... I really don't care to have anymore of these swimming around my tank, so.... what can be done?
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I seem to be in the same predicament now, I just noticed when I got home from work that one of my adopted already half-breeds, seems to be carrying a mouthful of you know what... I really don't care to have anymore of these swimming around my tank, so.... what can be done?
euthanize or if their not that big maybe food for another
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