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Old 01-13-2014, 03:57 PM   #11
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Yeah they will eat the fry. They dont get chance to eat the eggs. Remove the holding female if you want to keep the fry. One or 2 could possibly survive if theres enough cover but its very unlikely.

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Ok. Any tips on noticing if a female is holding?
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:23 PM   #13
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Yeah its quite easy to tell, extended jaw like they have something in their mouth and they usually stop eating. Google holding female cichlid.

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Ok. I plan on swapping out the gravel substrate for pfs and then adding some rock

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:38 AM   #15
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Good! A mbuna without sand and rocks is an unhappy cichlid. The bad thing is rocks can be extremely expensive, more than youd think. Looking around garden stores for rocks rather than lfs would be a better option.

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I've gotten rocks from the back yard in the stream. Am I better of with really big rocks rocks or just a bunch of small medium ones
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:52 AM   #17
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Cool, a Mixture of both would be good just try and create gaps for them to get through with escape routes to get away from pursuing from tank mates.

Obviously making sure theyre clean, how clean is the stream? porous rocks will leech things into the water which can be a mixed blessing.

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Not really sure. It starts about a mile up the road with collected rain water

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