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Old 01-08-2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hey all! I was just wondering if there is any type of fish that actually protects their eggs/fry, as opposed to eating them immediately. Thanks for your replies!
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Blue rams although from experience you may lose a few batches because the parents decided to eat them. Eventually you get a good caring pair that protect their offspring.

Kribs (Kribensis) also similar to the above.

Its been a while since I've bred these fish so someone else will be able to chime in on your question.
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Old 01-08-2014, 04:41 PM   #3
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Most cichlids i believe are quite maternal?
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:09 PM   #4
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I'm not sure about the cichlids. I've got semi- peaceful fish at the moment. It sucks that they're so aggressive. I really like them :/ but that's really cool to know. Thanks!
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What about a pair of these guys?

Keyhole Cichlid
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The keyholes are like most cichlids and will care for their eggs. Again, the first spawn or two they might eat their eggs. That's pretty normal with most cichlids I have raised. More so with rams and angels though.
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My jack dempsy (chiclids) are great parents! At a certain time tho i read they will turn on them so you have to know when to remove them. Mine were fine for a couple of months they took very good care of the fry.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:24 PM   #8
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Do you know about any other than cichlids?
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My bristle nose pelvis are very good at rearing fry.
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