Keyhole Cichlid breeding
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Advanced Freshwater Discussion » Fish Breeding » Keyhole Cichlid breeding

Keyhole Cichlid breeding

This is a discussion on Keyhole Cichlid breeding within the Fish Breeding forums, part of the Advanced Freshwater Discussion category; --> I have one Keyhole Cichlid that is about 1 year old and within the last month I bought 4 young keyholes that are now ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Keyhole Cichlid breeding
Old 06-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
 
Keyhole Cichlid breeding

I have one Keyhole Cichlid that is about 1 year old and within the last month I bought 4 young keyholes that are now about 2 inches long. I would love to start breeding these fish. They are in a tank all by themselves. Any tips on breeding? I.E.... What age/size should they start pairing up, sexing, etc, etc.


Thanks,

Dave
ns59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2009, 08:12 PM   #2
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Hi Dave, welcome to the forum.

Everything I have read about breeding keyholes says this:

"They can be one easier cichlids to breed, and have even bred in community tanks. Several young should be placed in your tank and allowed to pair off. They are open breeders, up to 300 eggs are deposited on a cleaned stone. The eggs are cared for by both parents, who will fan them with fresh water and pick out the unfertilized eggs. Many times a pair will eat their first brood, but they will spawn again in a matter of days. You can remove the eggs after they are laid if this continues and raise them in a separate tank.. The fry hatch after 3-5 days and are free-swimming several days later. Start feeding with roftiers and baby brine shrimp. The parents may continue their care for the fry for up to six months."

but I can't find the info as far as to what age breeding will begin. Anybody know?

Last edited by aunt kymmie; 07-01-2009 at 08:12 PM.. Reason: typo
aunt kymmie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
 
Thanks,


That about what I've found on the subject too. There does not appear to be much info out there on this subject. I guess I'll just have to wait and watch.


Dave
ns59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keyhole cichlid doodlebug Cichlids 7 11-06-2009 05:40 PM
Cichlid Breeding Teammuir1 Fish Breeding 8 10-17-2009 03:37 PM
African cichlid breeding behavior??? MoneyMitch Freshwater and Tropical Fish 20 09-18-2009 01:45 PM
cichlid breeding jiggityboom Fish Breeding 2 01-26-2009 12:58 AM
Blood Parrot Cichlid Breeding ayounggtar026 Fish Breeding 1 08-28-2008 02:38 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 PM.