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post #1 of 7 Old 09-14-2012, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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I discovered baby fish in my Cichlid tank today! What do I do!!!! I would love for them to survive!! Please help!!
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I discovered baby fish in my Cichlid tank today! What do I do!!!! I would love for them to survive!! Please help!!
Your first step would be to try and move the fry as it's a large possibility they will be consumed by the larger cichlids in the tank.

If you do not have an extra tank then go buy a breeder net and hope for the best, it's not uncommon for larger cichlids to eat the young fry through the net.

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Ok thanks!! What do I feed them??
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Ok thanks!! What do I feed them??
Baby brine shrimp is an excellent choice but you can still feed them crushed up fish flakes but they would absolutely love the baby brine.

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Ok, good thing that I have some! I will set up a tank tomorrow! Thanks!!
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-15-2012, 06:54 PM
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Congrats ! If you have places for him/her to hide I would just let things be. I just discovered a new baby today. Having been down the guppy and platy route,( 5 tanks later) I am fine with letting the strong survive.Good luck !
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-15-2012, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, I have plenty of hiding places in the aquarium! Wish me luck!!
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