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#2019 Snow White Fry

Posted by watrsedg on 28 September 2009 - 04:15 PM in Delivery Room

this is my first spawning, I have a male and femaile Snow white, each about 2-3 inches. I watching the mating game and waited aprox 3 weeks and then put mom in a seperate tank. She spit the fry and now I am feeding themground up flakes and frozen baby brine several times a day.

I have several other cichlids in my comunity tank. mom is recouperating

My question is this, I know I want to keep a few of the fry for myself but are people willing to buy the others after they are larger?
I'm not sure what exactly to do.


Some pet stores will give you store credit or buy small fish.

#2018 too many fish

Posted by watrsedg on 28 September 2009 - 04:10 PM in Delivery Room

most of my female fish are expecting. what should i do? i am afraid of having too many fish. i have 150 gallon tank with around 30 fish. i have about 10 babies that i can see through all of the rocks. whats going to happen when the rest of them have their fry?

The easiest way i found to remove fry and keep them alive is to use a small air pump line. put one end in the tank and have a small bucket sitting lower than the tank. suck on the end sticking out the tank and start a flow coming out, its easier to suck up the fry with the other end in the tank than to try and net them. just have a little tank water alrdy in the bucket for them, and dont start the syphon on the fry, keep it away from them until the water starts coming out, if you dont, you may eat one :) If you want to keep them alive i have usually waited to remove fry when they have been freeswimming for awhile because some fry feed off the mother thru secretions in her skin. If your not worried about saving them then I dont think the group of spawning fish and large amount of fry will hurt anything. just have plenty of caves so they are not fighting for territory. Depending on the size of your tank, Your weak unneeded fish will eventually be eliminated by the others. its natures way of population control :) A pike cichlid is also good for eating fry..they are fast suckers!

#2017 Parrot Cichlid Breeding, I NEED HELP!

Posted by watrsedg on 28 September 2009 - 03:50 PM in Delivery Room

My parrot fish layed tons of eggs last week and now its surrounded with this soft stuff (cotton) around it what should I do? Do you think I should remove it? And all of the eggs are white. The mother doesn't protect the eggs anymore, do you think the eggs are dead? Some of my parrot fish are just eating it.


Yes the eggs are dead, if they havent been eatan allrdy, then i would remove them...................caviar anyone?

#2016 how to tell sex of fish

Posted by watrsedg on 28 September 2009 - 03:47 PM in Delivery Room

hi jan, usually on a male cichlid the dorsal (top) and the anal fin ( lower rear) has very long trailer behind it, while the female's are more rounded at the ends. the male is usually the more colorfull and prominent to help attract a mate. This however isnt true for all cichlids. Oscars are almost impossible to tell apart without checking surgically. Convicts are relatively easy to discern since the female almost always has a red tinted belly. After you have cichlids for a little while it will get easier to see the charactistic traits of the different sexes. If your trying to breed some fish, i recommend adding some pics on here and getting some opinions

#2015 Nitrites

Posted by watrsedg on 28 September 2009 - 03:07 PM in Emergency Room

Water naturally contains less than 1 milligram (1ppm) of nitrate-nitrogen per liter, it comes from nitrogen and oxygen. because that amount occurs naturally, i doubt you will be able to remove it :) It shouldnt cause a concern since drinking water can contain 10 ppm and still be considered safe to drink

#2014 Blood Parrot with black spots

Posted by watrsedg on 28 September 2009 - 03:00 PM in Emergency Room

Sounds like a disease called black spot. Blood Parrot cichlids are the only fish that can get Black spot disease. This disease is very common among parrot cichlids and displays itself as black spots on the fish. This is not normal or healthy and you should never buy Blood parrot cichlids that display signs of black spot disease. This disease can be a result of poor water quality and effected fish will get better if you improve the water quality. If the water quality isnt poor the fish can get better after a few days. Black spots can however also be a sign of that your fish is in spawning mood.

#2011 looking for a jaguar cichlid to mate with one i have

Posted by watrsedg on 27 September 2009 - 05:47 PM in Fish Wanted or For Sale

looking for free or cheap 4"-8" jag cichlid. must have pics

#2010 male or female

Posted by watrsedg on 27 September 2009 - 05:19 PM in Fish Identification


Male or Female jaguar cichlid?

sorry about posting so many but i finally got the photo to show up...this is the last one im posting... :lol:

#2009 is my jaguar cichlid male or female? pics r in my album

Posted by watrsedg on 27 September 2009 - 09:19 AM in Fish Identification

I was about to purchase a male jag to go as a mate with the jag in my photo album. But after looking at pics on the internet, i wasnt to sure. Can someone give me thier opinion? The jag in my album/gallery is approx. 7" lg

#2008 is this a male or female jaguar cichlid?

Posted by watrsedg on 27 September 2009 - 09:15 AM in Fish Wanted or For Sale

I was about to purchase a male jag to mate with the one in my photo album, but after studying many pics on the internet, i wasnt to sure of the sex of my jag. The pics are in my album, please someone let me know what u think!

#2007 male or female jaguar cichlid?

Posted by watrsedg on 26 September 2009 - 05:39 PM in Fish Identification

unable to tell if my jaguar cichlid is male or female. jag is about 7" lg and i do have pics but cant post them on here. can anyone help? i can e-mail pics if needed