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Uhm... This is my first time to post here in this website. I just want to consult my venustus. i only have 1 venustus and it is a female. Every month she is alaways holding but im so curious who is the father. I housed her in a 55g tank and she is the only fish there. I tried to put male venustus but she is always killing them. What should I do? why is she always holding even though she is the only fish at my aquarium? :-?
 

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She will breed with anything that is willing. It's a characteristic of cichlids, sometimes they will even lay eggs without them being fertilised and hold them for a week or so.
She is more then likely spawning with another hap but they been known to spawn with mbuna also.....What is your fish list.

If you want her to breed with another Venustus, which we all encourage you to do (who wants hybrids.....nobody) then i would look for a male a little bigger then she is, buy a holding net or better yet remove the female from the tank all together (that way she will loose her social status), add the male to the tank and a week or so later put the female back in the tank or remove her from the net. If she kills him again get rid of her and buy another duo or trio and start again (the male will fight his way on top of them and that's were he will stay)

The reason behind this is that she must be one of the most dominant fish in the tank and probably the largest and is not willing to jepardise her position, even for a male she will breed with.
 

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alright. I look for a male venustus larger than her. i wish she won't kill the male venustus i will buy. BTW, she is my only fish in my 55g tank.
 

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If she is the only fish in the tank, than as Gibbs stated, I would have to say she is just holding the eggs without them being fertilized.
 

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Ichigo said:
alright. I look for a male venustus larger than her. i wish she won't kill the male venustus i will buy. BTW, she is my only fish in my 55g tank.
Unless somebody is sneaking into your house in the middle of the night and fertilizing those eggs, she's just picking them up unfertilized.

If you think somebody is sneaking into your house, ask your friends and check to make sure they're not lying when they deny it. Looking up denotes they're trying to remember, looking down or to the sides denotes they're deceiving you or trying to make up a lie.
 

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I dont think that someone is sneaking in my house. I have plenty of dogs around my house. I just bought a male venustus and he is doing fine in the aquarium. I got surprised coz my female venustus did not try to bully him instead they get along with each other! :D
 

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Good news :D
 

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Good news :D
 
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