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Knowing when you have a pair

Postby joeyo » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:45 pm

What are the sure fire ways of knowing that you have a mated pair of Red jewels? I am aproaching a two month mark with my 150G set up. I bought all the 35 fish at once and things are starting to looking really good.

In the tank are:
Haplochromis sp. "ruby green" 2M / 3F
Cyphotilapia Frontosa sp. Mpimbwe - 4 (Sex Unknown)
Aulonocara Stuartgranti (Chiwindi) - 5 (Sex Unknown)
Otopharynx Lithobate - 5 (Sex Unknown)
Protomelas taeniolatus - Red Empress - 2M / 3F
Homochromous bimaculatus - Jewel Cichlid - 3F / 5M
Aulonocara "German Red" 5 (Sex Unknown)
Pimelodus pictus - 1
Synodontis multipunctata - Cuckoo Synodontis - 1
Hypostomus plecostomoides - 1
Chinese Algae Eaters - 3

So with the Red Jewels showing thier color, I believe I am able to see 3 RED jewels, the other Jewels have more of a amber to gold tone with the greenish blue flecks and red in thier fins. So, How do I know when they are pairing up to mate? I also understand that when I do get a pair, I should remove the other red jewels. If I don't will I create an certain doom for the other Red Jewels?

Please let me know.


Thanks, Joe
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Re: Knowing when you have a pair

Postby GoofBoy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:50 pm

joeyo wrote:What are the sure fire ways of knowing that you have a mated pair of Red jewels? I am aproaching a two month mark with my 150G set up. I bought all the 35 fish at once and things are starting to looking really good.

In the tank are:
Haplochromis sp. "ruby green" 2M / 3F
Cyphotilapia Frontosa sp. Mpimbwe - 4 (Sex Unknown)
Aulonocara Stuartgranti (Chiwindi) - 5 (Sex Unknown)
Otopharynx Lithobate - 5 (Sex Unknown)
Protomelas taeniolatus - Red Empress - 2M / 3F
Homochromous bimaculatus - Jewel Cichlid - 3F / 5M
Aulonocara "German Red" 5 (Sex Unknown)
Pimelodus pictus - 1
Synodontis multipunctata - Cuckoo Synodontis - 1
Hypostomus plecostomoides - 1
Chinese Algae Eaters - 3

So with the Red Jewels showing thier color, I believe I am able to see 3 RED jewels, the other Jewels have more of a amber to gold tone with the greenish blue flecks and red in thier fins. So, How do I know when they are pairing up to mate? I also understand that when I do get a pair, I should remove the other red jewels. If I don't will I create an certain doom for the other Red Jewels?

Please let me know.


Thanks, Joe

My understanding is once they pair up and breed, assume everything that isn't killed, will be confined to a narrow band at one end of the tank.

Good Luck.
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Re: Knowing when you have a pair

Postby samaki » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:44 am

Quite right thought, once a pair will spawned, the peace will end up. they may become really agressive when defending their fry.
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