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Old 04-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Breeding Cichlids

Anybody here breed cichlids besides angels? Just curious because I want to start soon.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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What kind of cichlids? I breed electric yellow lab cichlids. A lot if us on here I know breed cichlids.
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I don't know what kind yet. What are some easy ones for a beginner?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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I don't know what kind yet. What are some easy ones for a beginner?
What size tank? Convict cichlids are pretty easy and the parents protect their own fry. Have you bred anything before?
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Just live bearers. And I mean I'm setting up a fish room with tanks from 10 to 55.
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Just live bearers. And I mean I'm setting up a fish room with tanks from 10 to 55.
Oh ok that's a good thing to start out to bred. Convicts are pretty easy but are territorial they are kinda like Honduras red points but a little more expensive. They need around 30G. Mouth-Brooders have been easy for me lately but I let a few batches die :/
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A 30 for only 1 pair of convicts?
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A 30 for only 1 pair of convicts?
I think you could add more but they just take up a corner or area and protect their fry. They partner up fast also!
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How many would you reccomend getting for them to pair off?
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How many would you reccomend getting for them to pair off?
My friend is the one who really breeds them I'm starting to but I would say 4 or six so you can have 2 pairs or 3 pairs. I think females have pink on their side my LFS helped me sex one today.
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