The funniest/cuttest thing.
So my african cichlid has had eggs in her mouth for at least a week or more now. And I've been keeping an eye on her.
One day while transfering some floating leave things from my guppy tank to my cichlid tank A FRY was caught up in the net and was soon chased around the tank. I thought it was eaten and really didn't care too much. The other guppies probably would of ate it anyways.
Now about 5 days later I was looking real close at my cichlids mouth to see if the eggs had changed into fish yet! :)
And guess who I found.. :-D
It was the guppy fry nestled away in her mouth. It didn't look comfy though :P
But it made me have a good laugh. And also let me know that she will probably be a good mother.
Just wanted to share that with some one.
P.S. I was a member at another website but couldn't find it for the life of me.
Welcome to the forum. How funny that your guppy fry found the perfect place to hide, for now anyway. Any chance of a pic?
Welcome to the forum Rudy!
Very cute story! Thanks for sharing!
Welcome... WOW that is remarkable!!!! please keep us up to date as to weather the little one makes it .. i am very curious...
Af Cichlids foster parenting when she was not nurturing her own brood recently??
Hard to believe. i would figure fry would be eaten. Keep us posted
Well my cichlids have never sucessfully spawned before. It wasn't untill maybe 3 months ago that I even realized why my one female would be floating in the corner of the tank for about a week.
So I don't think she has ever had any real experince with her own live brood. But clearly she has the mothering instinct within her :P
I'll try to take some pictures later tonight. If I can't manage to get a picture of the inside of her mouth, at least you'll see my coolio fish.
And Thanks for such a nice welcoming and responses everyone!
Pictures of my cichlid
I couldn't get a picture of the inside of her mouth. And Havn't really been able to catch another glimpse of the guppy.
Like I said before, the gupy didn't look to comfy :tongue:
If I see him I will tell you. And I'll also report back if and when her babies are swimming around.
Welcome to the forum, I love your fish............................
She is a beautiful fish! And what a cute story..I wonder what will happen.
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