Breeding cichlids in your aquarium

A video of a pair of Tropheus sp. black Bulu Point spawning by PISCES. Breeding cichlids in your aquarium is one of the most interesting aspects of the hobby.

Properly preparing and understanding your fish’s needs will improve the chances of successfully spawning and subsequently raising the offspring. Cichlids are often incredibly dedicated to their offspring. From mouthbrooders to egg layers, each species may have their own particular requirements. In order to better prepare for breeding cichlids check out the library’s breeding articles. Everything from preparing the parents, striping and tumbling eggs, and even determining gender is covered. For species specific discussion visit the appropriate forum section.

breeding cichlids

Orthoschromis stormsi with fry. Photo by Dave Hansen


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