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Going to try breeding my fish for the first time but would just like to ask a few questions.
Was thinking of breeding the auratus to get them out of the "community" cichlid tank.

1. Was thinking of putting in 2 males and 4-6 females?
2. For breeding is it fine to stick them in a fairly small tank, +- 65 litres?
3. Once they have fry can i just leave the fry in the tank with the parents and other breeding pairs or do the fry have to be removed?

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These are very aggressive fish. Chances are the male first kills the other male in such a small tank, then picks off a few of the females each time he breeds, until he is the only fish left in the tank.
 

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If i put a different species in the tank would i be able to leave the fry with the parents and the other breeding pairs or must i seperate the fry completely?
 

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Malawi parents will eat the fry after two days. What are the dimensions of the tank?
 

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the dimensions are 31cm * 31cm * 62cm. know its quite small for a normal tank but will it be fine for a breeding tank?
 

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I'd say too small. I'd go at least 36" and even then only for breeding dwarf mbuna or small peacocks.
 
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