03-30-2009, 04:51 PM
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We've got eggs!!
Ok, so last Friday we found eggs our Salvini had laid. It was interesting because we don't have a male Salvini. Our Texas cichlid fertilized the eggs and four days later only a couple have turned white. The rest have darkened a little with tiny black specks, which we assume means they were fertilized.
Here's the mom guarding her eggs:
And here's the dad:
We've been reading about hybrids and understand that they shouldn't be sold or distributed. We would like to keep a couple just for ourselves and the rest would be released into our 125 gallon as snacks for our other fish.
Right now we have the tank separated so just the salvini is with her eggs. Should we move the salvini away from the eggs? Will she eat the eggs/fry? What should we do with the fry when they hatch? We were thinking of getting one of those plastic things that hang on the inside of the tank to separate the fry from the rest of the fish. Will that work??
This is our first time with eggs/fry so any help would be appreciated. Thanks!