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Well, I thought I saw some spawning activity coming from a few of my yellow labs, and all of a sudden, I was looking in my tank today and I see a little tiny fish underneath one of the rocks in my tank, I had noticed the yellow labs appeared to be holding but I was thinking I was just overly optimistic. Anyway, before the fish spit any more babies out, should I just leave them in the main 55g community tank, or setup a separate fry tank for the mom's to spit in. This is the first time I have ever had mbuna fry, and I want to ensure that I'm doing what I need to do to keep the babies alive and well.
 

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I guess it depends on what all you have in the tank. If you have only yellow lab they might be ok. If you have other species chances are little or none of them will survive.

Most people I talk to on here, including myself, use 10 gallon tanks for mother & fry, then re-introduce the female to the main tank after she has released her fry and fattened back up a bit..
 

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What to do what to do? We were in some what of the same situation, except our moms never spit in the main tank. Now we have 24 Labs in our daughters 10gal. I would pull her that way you get more for you and the LFS. :thumb:
 

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ya i was thinking of raising the babies, only thing is, I heard theres a chance that the yellow labs and the zebras could somehow crossbreed and make hybrids, so I dont know if I would sell them or give them away, then again my brother did want to start a new mbuna tank haha.
 
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