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First Spawn in my 150Gal

Postby joeyo » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:56 pm

Hello,

I just thined down from 11 of Homochromous bimaculatus - "Red Jewel Cichlid" to 2 in my community tank to make room for some other Cichlids. I had to guess that the two I decided to keep were a male & female, well I guessed correctly. When i woke up this morning, the parents were guarding a flat rock covered in with the mamma's eggs. Now I heard these Red Jewels are wicked mean when they have a spawn, otherwise they were pretty cool in the tank. So I wanted to know if i remove the rock with the eggs on them, will the eggs survive? They no longer require the parents attention correct? Please enjoy the pictures and let me know.

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Thanks! Joe
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Re: First Spawn in my 150Gal

Postby joeyo » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:51 am

Awe, no comments. Do people hate this fish? I know they have a rep for being very aggressive especially when they're breeding. But as I mention, I had them (11) in the tank since they were 1/2" big and they were always well manored to others. I thinned them down as I wanted more variety and kept a mated pair.
I pulled the rock from the parents and I wasn't attacked for doing so, I even placed a similar flat stone where the original was as to keep their zone the same. The stone with eggs on them is now in a nursery net tank. I understand fromreading, that the eggs take 3 to 4 days to hatch? That seems really fast! So instead of leaving the stone & eggs in place and risk an aggression war with my other fish, I moved the egg stone and hopefully I'll see the little hatchlings. I know LFS won't take them as they are to common. So I'll likely raise them and treat them as feeder fish. I think it's exciting non the less and great experience for my kids to see a new life cycle.
240G Mixed Lake Malawi Cichlid Showtank
60G sump with Fluval SP6 pump and 3/4" dual returns
Fluval FX6 Canister filter, 15W Aqua UV Sterilizer w/Wiper
GlassHoles 3000 Overflow Box
PFS Substrate
Won Brothers Dual 300W Heaters with controller
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Re: First Spawn in my 150Gal

Postby Floridagirl » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:04 am

Congrats. I hope the little guys fare well.
Too many fish to choose from, too few tanks!
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Re: First Spawn in my 150Gal

Postby joeyo » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:52 am

They both feasted I them last night. Hmmm, that truly is bonding...
240G Mixed Lake Malawi Cichlid Showtank
60G sump with Fluval SP6 pump and 3/4" dual returns
Fluval FX6 Canister filter, 15W Aqua UV Sterilizer w/Wiper
GlassHoles 3000 Overflow Box
PFS Substrate
Won Brothers Dual 300W Heaters with controller
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Re: First Spawn in my 150Gal

Postby stinkycouch » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:54 pm

Did your fry survive? Any lessons you can share?
Setting up my 55 Gallon 3 Jewel cichlids so far. Looking for ideas
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