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Old 08-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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i had a jaguar cichlid pair both was around 5-6 inches but female was bit smaller.. and after about 3 mionths together the male killed the female does anyone know why ?? or have any ideas

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He was ready to spawn and she wasn't, unfortunately that's fairly common with large aggressive cichlids. It's always a good idea to use a divider when keeping males and females together in tank, what size tank were they in?
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the tank was 48inches x 18 inches . with plenty of rocks .. wioll the male pair again if i get another female ??
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the tank was 48inches x 18 inches . with plenty of rocks .. wioll the male pair again if i get another female ??
He will if she's not ready to spawn, like I said get a divider then add the female. This was they can see each other for a few weeks, remove the divider for a short time then place it back for a few weeks. Keep doing this for a while to see how they interact.
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ok thanks . they spawned before but they ate the eggs not long after do you know the reason .. ok i will try what you have suggested thanks alot.. once the eggs have been layed should i keep th eparents waya from them ?? by putting another divider in the tank or leave them with the eggs ?
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It's common for the first few times they spawn for the eggs to get eaten, normally takes them a couple of times to get the hang of it.

I use the divider for introducing new fish, after a month or two you can normally remove it. But remember even with a pair that's been together for years can turn and kill the other, it's one of the risks we take for keeping fish like this.
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thanks alot you have been a big help.. ill be getting another female next week .. ill let you know how they progress ..
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