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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?
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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I wouldn't say the young male is too young to fertilize the eggs but they probably failed to fertilize the eggs.
 

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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.
 

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success. i have fry. they dug a hole and move it there. now i just have to wait and see if anything survives.
 

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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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thanks for the tip but do you have a fancy tip of how i can get the ground up flakes to them. the jewels dug a whole like semi underneath a piece of log i've got in the tank. i can make something like a rod type thing thing but i don't want to disturb to much near the fry cause i'mscared i might chase the jewels away and they might not return to the fry (or am i to paranoid?)
 

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Finally i got it working. These are my pride and joy. on the left i think is the male and obviously the other one is the female. the reason i say this is because the "male" is a lot more aggressive towards my other fish and he is bigger than the "female". i also read somewhere that the shiny blue spots is more prominant on the male than on the female. you can't see the babies though but i will try and get a better pic of them soon.
 
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