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cichlids mating

Posted by veronica_gardener (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 16, 10 at 19:35

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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What kind of cichlids?


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


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


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


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


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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??


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