Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

· Premium Member
Joined
·
6,053 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a dozen young fish, ranging from 2.5-3.5". Less than 2 weeks of having them, I have a female holding, although the dominant male is not showing any of the neon blue coloring. It's incredibly faint. He is however chasing and dancing to the other fish.

Any tips on breeding/stripping these? Do the females have the tendency to spit when chased with a net? Should I go in with lights out early in the AM? She's only been holding for 4 days at this point. I'm totally green with this species. Lone tankmates are some young Jumbo Kitumba Cyps. 6' tank.

Thanks
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,349 Posts
I haven't kept Boops but I have kept ventralis, Nasutas, Furcifers and currently Foai.
I personally would wait at least two weeks before stripping as I'm not fond of tumbling.
I always net the females early in the morning when they are still dozy. she may spit in the net.
P.S, they are pretty small to be breeding. Congrats.
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
6,053 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for the info bud

I don't like tumbling either. She's taking small bits of flake. I have had very few species do this while holding, but all Malawians. I'm just kinda excited. I'd like to save fry for sure.

Was not expecting any breeding this early, especially since the largest male is not even colored up yet. Their speed is impressive. I'll try for some photos.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top