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Old 12-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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babies

So i seen i had a pregnant cichlid so i caught her and put her in the breeder net. But she dumped some.

They still have theyre sacks well they live? They moving around alot

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Old 12-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Cichlids are egg layers... What species of fish is it?
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This is an African deminsi cichlid not a egg layer

Most africans are not egg layers
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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She pivked them back up
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #5
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Usually if they still have the egg sac and they aren't in a tumbler they will die. Sometimes they can pick them up, but are you sure she didn't eat them?
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Yes she still has them what's the time period when they loose the sac
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Usually three weeks after hatching, if see they have a week or so left
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Old 12-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #8
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Yesterday the babys were kinda swiming around would it be ok to strip her now?


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Old 12-14-2013, 03:58 PM   #9
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This is an African deminsi cichlid not a egg layer

Most africans are not egg layers
This is absolutely false. Many Rift Lake cichlids (including Pseudotropheus demasoni) are maternal mouthbrooders, which means that the female must in fact lay eggs. The eggs are fertilized by the male fish after she lays them. According to this article, the male fertilizes the eggs once they are in the female's mouth.

Also, "African cichlid" refers to a lot more than just Malawi Mbuna.
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This is absolutely false. Many Rift Lake cichlids (including Pseudotropheus demasoni) are maternal mouthbrooders, which means that the female must in fact lay eggs. The eggs are fertilized by the male fish outside of the female's body, then she picks up the eggs to hold them in her mouth. Also, "African cichlid" refers to a lot more than just Malawi Mbuna.
I think that's what he meant, meaning they don't lay eggs in a nest and guard them.
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