Cichlid Breeding Questions
A friend gave me a couple of Golden Severums about 4 months ago. I initially put them in a 55 gal. community tank and, much to my delight, they proved to be a matched set and produced offspring. About a week after the babies hatched, something ate them. So, I moved all the other community fish to another tank and now the two Severums have the place to themselves. I put the obligatory terra cotta pot in there with hopes they'd use it for laying eggs. Well, the male thinks the pot is his. The female has laid eggs in other places a couple of times, but they disappear rather quickly. The fish are well fed as far as I can tell. Can anyone help me understand what I can do to help them follow through on the reproduction and rearing cycle? I don't know what to try next.