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Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby KWhite » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:31 pm

My Frontosa just spawned and has her first mouthful of eggs. I watched her lay/collect them. I also watched as she danced with the only other cichlid in the tank a nice Lelupi. Unreal. I know the eggs won’t be viable, lol. Guess the fish are sexed now though. :thumb:
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Re: Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby KWhite » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:35 pm

Let’s see if the photo works.
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Re: Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby DJRansome » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:45 pm

Only the frontosa is sexed.
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Re: Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby Mcdaphnia » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:55 pm

That is true. The sex of the leleupi is not yet known. I have had several angelfish pairs turn out to be both females. A pair of sailfin plecos turned out to both be female. I had two male star sapphires that paired off, killed all the other sapphires and then went through a spawning dance with one playing the female role.
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Re: Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby KWhite » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:42 am

Thanks, yes I agree. I hope the “pair” continues to love each other. The front has already eaten a brevis a calvus and a pleco. She has left a synodontis alone as well.
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Re: Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby KWhite » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:05 pm

So she still has the eggs in her mouth. How long before she realizes they are not fertile?
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Re: Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby DJRansome » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:43 pm

Seven days is a standard suggested timeline.
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Re: Frontosa x Leleupi

Postby KWhite » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:53 pm

Oh, longer than I thought. Thank you. My SA and CA cichlids pick the infertile ones off pretty quick. I just hate to see her wasting her energy on them. On the other hand, she seems more brave lately, not so hidey pants.
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