I have added more Hemichromis
today. The fry are slightly bigger then the previous fry. The exact species of this batch of Hemichromis
is unknown. I successfully breed Hemichromis lifalili
in the late 1980's. I had a colony of seven in a 20 gallon long aquarium. The aquarium had two bubble wands for an under gravel filter, which created a strong current and a lot of oxygen. The colony was always very peaceful, living in a cave together. Then, one day a female laid her eggs on a smooth rock in front of the cave. The female was pale in color compared to the male. Two weeks later, there was numerous fry swimming. My next step, was to raise Hemichromis lifalili
with angelfish. About 25 years later, I combined them today. None of the fry seem aggressive towards my angelfish, which is a relieve. The combination of angelfish and jewel cichlids looks sharp.