Posted 08 May 2004 - 10:21 AM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 12:25 AM
You have some pretty aggressive fish in that tank. If your mom releases in there, I would imagine you would have an extremely low (think 0-10%) survival rate.
Also, when a female is holding, she (and sometimes her mate) usually tends to get more aggressive. I would worry about your Gouramis (which have totally different water requirements than cichlids anyways) getting attacked. The sharks can probably hold their own, and cichlids seem to leave catfish and plecos alone, but some of your other fish could be in for it.
If you are looking at trying to improve the survival rates of the fry, its best to seperate the mom into her own 10g tank with a sponge filter until she spits. After that she can go back into the main tank or you can keep her with her fry if you really want. Fry are extra sensitive about water quality so keep up on the changes. Feed them powered flake food and baby brine shrimp. They should grow pretty fast.
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Posted 06 June 2004 - 03:18 PM
She has been holding for awhile now...if she doesn't cough them up in the next few days than you may have to force her to do it. It is perfectly normal in the hobby for this to happen. All you need to do is catch her in a net, hold her in your right hand, tip her upside down and slip a nail in her mouth and pry it open. Of course you need to do this over the fish tank. the fry will pour out...I've done this once and it worked out alright for me. I think the other option is to wait and wait...and maybe she will spit, and maybe she will eat...
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Posted 02 November 2004 - 07:09 AM
One time my convicts spawned in a 20 w/ an undergravel filter. One day i looked in and all the babies had disappeared. I figured the parents had eaten them. Three weeks later I was cleaning out the filter plates because the tank was cloudy and I found about 200 half grown convicts under the filter plates! Just an interesting tidbit.
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