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Old 07-25-2018, 06:17 AM   #1
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Female Peacock Holding Unfertilised Eggs

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I have a female Peacock Cichlid holding unfertilised eggs and was wondering what I should do. She is the only fish in the tank and has been holding for one day already.

Any response will be much appreciated.

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My guess is that she will either discard the eggs or eat them.
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I've had females do this before when I had them in a separate tank to long with fry she recently spit. As stated above, she will spit them or swallow them, no need to do anything. Although if she's in a tank with fry, remove her or you could wake up to an almost empty tank. Again I had a female OB do this, kill almost all her previous fry after she dropped a bunch of unfertilized eggs. Many underestimate Female Cichlids, in my experience they are the only ones that have killed in my tanks. Mama Bear lives in them too.. lol
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My guess is that she will either discard the eggs or eat them.


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I've had females do this before when I had them in a separate tank to long with fry she recently spit. As stated above, she will spit them or swallow them, no need to do anything. Although if she's in a tank with fry, remove her or you could wake up to an almost empty tank. Again I had a female OB do this, kill almost all her previous fry after she dropped a bunch of unfertilized eggs. Many underestimate Female Cichlids, in my experience they are the only ones that have killed in my tanks. Mama Bear lives in them too.. lol


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