cichlids mating

veronica_gardenerJanuary 16, 2010

a week ago two of my cichlids were mating and i saw the female take the eggs into her mouth. i divided the tank and kept the female and male together. i notice sometimes the males bothers and chases the female. should i separate them?

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cityworm

What kind of cichlids?

    Bookmark   January 16, 2010 at 7:47PM
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veronica_gardener

the male is a lemon jake...the female is very similar but another color....thank you for your response!

    Bookmark   January 17, 2010 at 11:23PM
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cityworm

You can take the male away from the female this will be less stress on her. The eggs will hatch in 10-14 days.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2010 at 11:21PM
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veronica_gardener

its been 17 days and she hasnt let her babie outside her mouth...is something wrong?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 3:03PM
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cityworm

She will let the fry out when she feels it is safe.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2010 at 10:36PM
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veronica_gardener

ok...now that the fry are out....i havent been able to see them. my tank has big river rocks and it seems they have been hiding in them. Should I take the mother out or leave her there...she seems in very good shape and is eating like crazy..im afaid thou that she'll eat th fry...reccommendations??

    Bookmark   January 28, 2010 at 4:02PM
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