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Females

Postby dstubitsch » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:15 am

I have recently started breeding a few of my African Cichlids. It's great fun but if I can get any of my LFS to buy any of them I know they are only going to want males. What do any of you do about the surplus of females? I can't keep them all.
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Re: Females

Postby caldwelldaniel26 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:23 pm

You would want to take the female fry out to prevent too much inbreeding first off, and if you don't have a place to get rid of your excess females then you just have to euthanize them or use them for feeders.
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Re: Females

Postby DJRansome » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:28 pm

Usually the only reason I will raise a batch of fry is to get more females for my tanks. My problem is an excess of males so no problem if I am selling to the LFS.
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Re: Females

Postby dstubitsch » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:55 pm

Thank you all for your help.
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