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Old 02-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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jewel cichlid

Hello all. I have attached a picture of my female jewel.

Was wondering if anyone thinks shes fat? Maybe getting ready to spawn?

I only bought them 4 days ago. I bought 1 male n 2 females. Asyou can see in picture. The female with the larger belly is always near the male.

I have also seen the male shaking infront of the female? Not sure if this is the case with these but i know yellow labs do it to impress/attract.

Your opinions please and thank you

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Well I was righy. They have spawned tonight. Anyone with exsperiance? Could do with some help
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Well I was righy. They have spawned tonight. Anyone with exsperiance? Could do with some help
I have 1 jewel, so for curiosity sake keep us posted!
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I just got a jewel a couple days ago, I need realized
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I just got a jewel a couple days ago, I need realized
*i never realized how pretty they are till now, may have to get another and try to breed them sometime, let me know how it works for you
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Well I woke up this morning cant see no eggs so they been moved or eaten. But is first time they spawned so there still learning.

Im also having to get rid of the females as they seem to fight alot since theyve paid up
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I actually bought the yesterday too. They are very pretty. Just babies right now tho
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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Its hard for them to deal with everything with other fish around. Sometimes out of sure fright they will eat the eggs, or they can be no good and they will eat them. Just give them sometime you dont know if its the first time or tenth. I would try to keep them seperate from any other fish if you really want to breed them, Are they taking over a certain part of the tank??
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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i love my jewels

i have 6 pair of them and they are verrrrry prity i just love the colors. any way mine were eating the eggs every time so i started taking out what ever they laid eggs on and put them in a tank with methylene blue in it to keep the fungus off the eggs and now i have 3oo babys . or just leave them in the tank . make shure there is no plecos or snails in the tank cause they will eat the eggs. good luck and i will be glad to help anytime..
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This was going to be my next point, can always remove the eggs. Allot of good advice And the methylene blue is also good advice, look the stuff up.

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i have 6 pair of them and they are verrrrry prity i just love the colors. any way mine were eating the eggs every time so i started taking out what ever they laid eggs on and put them in a tank with methylene blue in it to keep the fungus off the eggs and now i have 3oo babys . or just leave them in the tank . make shure there is no plecos or snails in the tank cause they will eat the eggs. good luck and i will be glad to help anytime..
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