03-27-2013, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by lorax84
Those are Kribensis, they are pretty decent parents. If it were me I would just leave them and let the parents raise to ones they can. If you really want to raise them all to adults you will need to move them to another tank. THe behavior you see where the mother looks like she is eating them, is most likely her keeping them near by. Lots of cichlids suck their offspring into their mouths when they start to wander too far, then spit them back out where they want the fry to be.
If you are worried about fry getting sucked up you can put a prefilter sponge over the intake. I wouldnt worry about it, unless the parents are hanging around the intake.
ive had johannis spawn before along with labs, so cool to watch them with fry being mouthbrooders and all. 25, your lucky to have that many freeswimming. everytime my africans have spawned the female doesnt hold the eggs well during the fermentation process lol. keep plenty of hiding spaces, liek tons of them and just feed as normal with sinking pellets the fry will munch on it. raised 4 johnanis from fry to adult size this way.