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beweeb 07-24-2008 06:37 PM

does anybody breed fire mouthes or know anything about breeding them[/list]

Fat_Fender_40 07-25-2008 09:41 AM

Besides convicts, they are one the easiest cichlids to breed. All you need is a flower put or anything to make into a cave and give them time, they'll breed.

beweeb 07-25-2008 10:10 AM

do they pair up easy :?:

Fat_Fender_40 07-26-2008 07:54 PM

Yes. Matters how big your tank is. The ideal thing is to have enough room to buy 6, let them pair up and the remove two the don't pair up. If your tank is 55 or smaller, only do one pair, because when they breed they get really aggressive.

When they are breeding, use some darter fish. Danios work well. That why the male will take his aggression out on fish he can't catch instead of beating up the female. Don't contribute to Domestic Violence.

beweeb 07-26-2008 08:00 PM

i only have a 20 gallon long :(
thats not enough is it :(

Fat_Fender_40 07-27-2008 06:03 PM

Then just get two. Make sure one is male and the other is female. But after 2 or 3 weeks of hatching, you must either remove the parents or the fry.

beweeb 07-28-2008 08:26 AM

cool thanks 8) :D

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