I don't know about other cichlids but it is amazing to see how the jewels protect their young. i can sit and watch them for hours. the little ones wants to start exploring but as soon as they stray to far the jewels races after him, sucks him in and come spits him out with the others. i would like to know if i can move them to a fry tank (th ekind that hangs inside the tank). isn't it cruel towrds the parnets to take the little ones away?