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Old 07-24-2015, 02:27 AM   #1
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Here's a good question

How can you tell if your green terror is bloated or pregnant?


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Old 07-24-2015, 03:08 AM   #2
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Well, green terrors are egg layers, so females don't get pregnant, but they do get gravid - the term used for females full of eggs

Generally, gravid females are just plump,thick in the body. They will generally get a more colorful and if a male is present, you will see definite pre-spawning behaviors. Eventually you will see a small ovipositor - its small and triangular on a female green terror.
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But what if they have an infection? How do you distinguish the difference.


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Old 07-24-2015, 03:19 AM   #4
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Usually bloated cichlids will start to lose color and their behavior changes quite a bit.

You also might start to notice unnatural looking fraying on the fins. They may or may not lose appetite.
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Ahh crap she's prego.... Lol!


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You mean Gravo, lol.

Do you have a male? What is your setup like?
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They are in a holding tank 10 gallon just 2 and I can't put them in my 60 gallon because of the frontosa but I already put money down on a 30 gal which is going to be here in a week.


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So it'll just be two green terror in the 30, which I know is still kind of small, I already had this happen with a 7 inch jag and 4 inch female jag gravo lol


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