01-14-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Jakiebabie
Congratulation! It's awesome to find new life in a tank. I like to think I'm doing something right when I see it. A couple of things...
To feed: you can feed the same as before but crush a little of it so that it is small and will float by them with normal circulation. They will find it.
Keeping them: You can add a few more rocks in that area to create cover that the bigger fish can't get into, some crevasses or a cave/den that they can peek out of but won't end up as a snack. Or conversely if you don't want them, take away rock/cover. I don't know your goal so either is possible. Nature will take care of it. I would put in more cover. But I have a LFS that will buy from me anything I take in to them. So it depends on your situation.
You can also add a divider to section them off from the bigger fish, that is another possibility depending on where they are hiding in the tank. Catching them to put into another tank will be incredibly tricky and will expose them to the bigger fish.
Good luck with them!!
Thank you! I am quite exciting too
and willing to keep them since this is the first time I have bred cichlids. As for feeding them, the problem is my Acei would almost eat anything I put in the tank immediately. No food will be left in 5 minutes ... I have some fry food purchased for my Swordtail fries in another 10 gal tank, but I doubt it will work considering the size of the cichlid tank. The fries will occasionally come out of the rocks but only in a limited range.