General African Cichlid Discussion • Demasoni fry

For general questions and issues. Post here if you are unsure of their origin or if you have questions about mixing.

Moderators: DJRansome, nodima

Demasoni fry

Postby PaysonEnthusiast » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:07 pm


I have set up a Demasoni cichlid tank that is doing really well. One of the females just released her first fry and surprisingly we ended up with 11 fry. I pulled the mother and babies out, separated them so she can recover but not eat the babies, and have been caring for the babies in a 10 gallon tank. They have done really well for about 3 days until last night when I lost 3 of the fry. I am worried they are not eating but it could certainly be something else. Does anyone have any advice of what I should do to make sure they are eating and what else I should be doing or what else to look in to that could have cause it?

Thanks for any help you can give.
Joined: Sun May 05, 2019 12:23 am
Location: Utah

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: Demasoni fry

Postby DJRansome » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:32 pm

What happened last night? Water change?

You can see them eat...what are you feeding them? If they dart at the food they are eating.

Do you have the fry tank filtered and heated and parameters matching the adult tank?

The babies are in a separate tank or divided tank or in a breeder net in a tank with the mom?
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
User avatar
Global Moderator
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:30 am
Location: Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Return to General African Cichlid Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests