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Old 12-28-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
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How do you breed electric yellow lab?

How would you breed these? I got 55G almost finished cycle. Going tomorrow to lfs. How many can I put in 55G? All I know is mouth brooders. Don't even know how to strip of egg or anything. Think it will be cool to start breeding these things.
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Any info would help! Thanks in advance
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Really they will breed on their own,long as the tank is clean. I just had my first batch of acei babies,well so far I only found one but hoping their are more in there. I have an 60 gallon long and I have had 16 fish in there before,just have to have good filtration and lots of rocks/hiding places. Hope this help you out sum, maybe sumbody else will help you out soon!!!!!
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Really they will breed on their own,long as the tank is clean. I just had my first batch of acei babies,well so far I only found one but hoping their are more in there. I have an 60 gallon long and I have had 16 fish in there before,just have to have good filtration and lots of rocks/hiding places. Hope this help you out sum, maybe sumbody else will help you out soon!!!!!
And I have had my mbuna's a little over a year and this is my first batch of babies. I would suggest you get a moonlight also, it mimics the light of the moon and encourages spawning. I have sand and tons of rocks in my tank to mimic their natural environment. Also I would suggest to get a little more info on cichlids, it will save u time and money, hope this help!!!!!
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I know this is VERY of topic and I feel as I'm always bugging you. But if you have a 55 and a blood parrot in a 29g (I'm assuming you still have it) why not move him over and give him a better life? Sorry if I'm mistaken.
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I know this is VERY of topic and I feel as I'm always bugging you. But if you have a 55 and a blood parrot in a 29g (I'm assuming you still have it) why not move him over and give him a better life? Sorry if I'm mistaken.
Oh I went to my petco today and they didn't have dollar per gallon sale but I'm going to another this week. I was looking for 55G tank but didn't find any prices. My bro in law has 150G and might give it to me. I might buy another used one.
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And I have had my mbuna's a little over a year and this is my first batch of babies. I would suggest you get a moonlight also, it mimics the light of the moon and encourages spawning. I have sand and tons of rocks in my tank to mimic their natural environment. Also I would suggest to get a little more info on cichlids, it will save u time and money, hope this help!!!!!
What's a moonlight? Just a light that project light like a moon??
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And I have had my mbuna's a little over a year and this is my first batch of babies. I would suggest you get a moonlight also, it mimics the light of the moon and encourages spawning. I have sand and tons of rocks in my tank to mimic their natural environment. Also I would suggest to get a little more info on cichlids, it will save u time and money, hope this help!!!!!
Are your fish mouth brooders ? If so what's your method to get eggs/fry out?
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With cichlids breeding is easy, keep the water clean and match thier natural environment and they do the rest. With mouth brooders there are different ways to breed them and have success. One way is to strip a holding female once you notice she is holding and placing the eggs in an egg tumbler, this method is tricky as you have to have the tumbler set just right or the eggs will rot. Secondly is to strip the female once the fry are hatched and free swimming, I've found the best way to do this is to watch the female at feeding time, once she starts taking food she is feeding the fry and I like to wait a couple days once this occurs then strip the fry, they are ready for the grow out tank at this point. The last method is to let her spit in the tank, this often results in the majority if not all the fry being eaten so this is to be avoided unless you don't want the fry. To strip a female of eggs or fry is the same, you need to catch her which is the hard part. You want a good sized bowl filled partially with tank water and using wet hands or your net you gently hold her in one hand and use your other hand to hold her mouth open. I found the best way is to very gently use your finger nail and work it in between her lips and pull her lip down, with the mouth open you submerge her head in water in the bowl and then pull her out and the water in her mouth will wash any fry or eggs out. Repeat this step till they are all out but try to be quick about it cause fish can't breath out of water. Another good habit is to keep another dish of tank water to put her in so she can have a little rest between attempts. Don't put her in the same dish with the fry or eggs cause she may suck them back up then you have to start over. Hope that helps.
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Awesome info kdpuffer helped me a ton (literally) do hey hatch in her mouth also? How do I know when I strip her? Got .5 for her so I can strip her. What is that egg tumbler?
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