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RedRaider15 09-14-2012 07:30 PM

African Cichlid Babies
 
I discovered baby fish in my Cichlid tank today! What do I do!!!! I would love for them to survive!! Please help!!

AndrewM21 09-14-2012 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by RedRaider15 (Post 1243349)
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.

RedRaider15 09-14-2012 08:31 PM

Ok thanks!! What do I feed them??

AndrewM21 09-14-2012 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RedRaider15 (Post 1243455)
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.

RedRaider15 09-14-2012 08:54 PM

Ok, good thing that I have some! I will set up a tank tomorrow! Thanks!!

fish joey 09-15-2012 06:54 PM

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 !:-D

RedRaider15 09-15-2012 07:11 PM

Alright, I have plenty of hiding places in the aquarium! Wish me luck!!


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