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ralph 08-21-2007 06:23 AM

electric blues mating
 
How long do the electric blues hold on to the eggs in the mouth?i.e days etc. :?

jsm11482 08-21-2007 08:51 PM

Should be 3-4 weeks. Let us know how it goes!!

ralph 08-21-2007 09:29 PM

electric blues mating
 
We noticed she wasn't eating around 2nd of August. So once 3 - 4 weeks are up she should let them go. Which should be about know right.And will my other cichlids eat the babies?
I hope not. :?:

jsm11482 08-21-2007 09:34 PM

Yes, I would say it could be any day now. Do you have a lot of plants in your tank? The fry would have a better chance if they have plants to hide in. The parents should protect the babies to a certain extent but I wouldn't expect 100% survival. I will leave it to more of an expert to give further advise.


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