03-07-2010, 08:42 PM
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I think I killed her babies...
I've had 5 cichlids for about 6 months now.. everything is cool. Then the other day, I noticed one of them was no longer eating. I looked at it very closely and it looked like it had rocks in it's mouth. Not wanting to lose the little guy (so I thought), I took him out & gave him a few light squeezes when about 8 or 9 little 'rocks' came out. But then, the more I looked at them, the more I thought it wasn't rocks but instead eggs.
The I read that some cichlids are mouthbrooders. The cichlid in question is an electric yellow...
I'm pretty sure they were eggs, but was hoping someone experienced this & could confirm if this was more than likely the case. The eggs/rocks, were about the size of the spots on the lower dorsal/tail fin.