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Old 05-22-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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need some advice

Ive got a cichlid thats not eating. Just noticed it this morning. It looks to be swimming around fine. It seems to be alil more aggressive then normal. Not sure if it male or female. It looks like it shuffling something around in its mouth. Just wondering if it could be eggs. Is there any way to tell. And is it the male or female that holda the eggs. Thanks
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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Females hold the eggs It could very well be , just keep watching youll see the eggs soon if thats it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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That would awesome. Even though thats fish is not the one that wanted to breed. I wanted to breed my electric yellow. This ugly orange one is one my wife brought home. I told her to get three female electric yellows and she brings this one home. Needless to say i dont let my wife buy the fish without me lol.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:22 PM   #4
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lol for a good reason it sounds like
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:10 PM   #5
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Is the mouth distended?
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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Im not sure. I think i see eggs in her mouth but cant really tell.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:38 PM   #7
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Well keep your eyes open sometimes they yawn and then you can see the eggs
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:53 PM   #8
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Ive been watchin her every chance i get. Im getting a tank ready to go to move her to asap i dont like feeding the other while she just has to watch
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:28 PM   #9
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Crap now i think i have another one holding
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #10
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What do i do now. Can i put both females in my second tank. Or sould i just leave them in the main
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If you want to raise any fry then move them to another tank, but I would use a tank divider if you move them both. If you have no use for the fry then let them spit in the main tank and the fry will be dispatched quickly by the other fish.
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:06 PM   #12
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Ok know this is getting crazy. My kids have a 10gal with mollies and i found a baby in their tank tonight. Lol.
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Ok know this is getting crazy. My kids have a 10gal with mollies and i found a baby in their tank tonight. Lol.
Must be something in the water over there. Your fish must be happy if they are making babies.
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I finally got rid of all the tropicals in my 55 bc they wouldn't stop having fry!!! That and I love the cichlids way more!!!! I stripped my first one bc I was like wow!!! Then I noticed in my 140 there were other fry in the lava rock which covers my air strip and in some crevices and under ornaments... I figure if they are happy to see me and having babies.... Must be a happy community.... It's fun to watch them grow tho in a juvenile tank now trying ti decide what to put in my 55 g.... Decisions decisions....
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Must be something in the water over there. Your fish must be happy if they are making babies.
Yah now all i have to do is keep my wife away from the water.
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Yah now all i have to do is keep my wife away from the water.
Might be a prudent call
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Ok so now im confused. One of my fish is stii holding eggs i think. But she eating. She dont open her mouth very much and is just sucking in little flakes. Is this normal.
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Ok so now im confused. One of my fish is stii holding eggs i think. But she eating. She dont open her mouth very much and is just sucking in little flakes. Is this normal.
Yes.
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Good. Her new tank is read so ill be moving her tonight
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Might be a prudent call
Ok well didnt tell my wife soon enough. We just found out she is pregnant. Happy fathers day to me!! So much for my saltwater tank lol.
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