|poohbeah ||03-13-2007 07:19 AM |
Eggs laid three times already but no young
My jewel cichlid has laid eggs three times already but no young. do they normally just lay eggs and take a chance waiting for a male or can i assume that i have a breeding pair with one male and female?
Are they getting eaten by anything else in the tank ?
|poohbeah ||03-13-2007 10:03 AM |
If you mean the jewels, no. they the biggest fish in my tank and they guard those eggs with their life. after like 3 or 4 days the eggs start dissapearing so i assume they eat it if it is not fertilised.
Well you can possibly say there eating them, themselves.
|poohbeah ||03-14-2007 01:16 AM |
the eggs are like a glass opague colour but this morning i saw that a couple of them were white. the jewels are tsill guarding them though. i think the jewels eat them after a certain period of time when they are not fertilised. does this mean that the male is too young to fertilise the eggs?
|Lupin ||03-14-2007 03:52 AM |
I wouldn't say the young male is too young to fertilize the eggs but they probably failed to fertilize the eggs.
|poohbeah ||03-14-2007 07:25 AM |
Another thing i need to know is that i've got one pleco and 5 red eye tetras in the same tank. my tank is also well planted. would it be ok for me to leave the fry in the tank or should i also get a smaller breeding tank? i'm new to all this breeding stuff. never had eggs before nevermind fry.
|poohbeah ||03-15-2007 01:33 AM |
success. i have fry. they dug a hole and move it there. now i just have to wait and see if anything survives.
|poohbeah ||03-15-2007 04:04 AM |
now that i have fry will it be ok for me to continue feeding as usual or is there something special i must get from the fish shop (food wise)?
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