09-10-2011, 02:47 PM
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Need help w/ new cichlid babies and getting zero response in breeding forum...
Moderator: Please leave this post here? No one ever responds to me in the BREEDING section and I need help.
I have about 40 orange cichlid fry in my 55G. They are divided to about a quarter of the tank, separated from 8 other large cichlids. They are about a quarter inch long and are very active and eating.
I finally put the mom back over on the other side with the other adults this morning, after about 3 weeks with her fry. Now she is leaning up against the divider, yearning for her babies.
Do I put her back and let the fry grow up with her? Or is it best to get her out at this point? All of these babies appeared out of nowhere and I don't have experience. She is the only orange cichlid in my tank and I have no idea who "the father" could be.
Any advice would be great. How much/when to feed, lighting, etc.