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I have a WC group of Utinta Cyps. They werent doing much, other than swimming and eating (and such) until I moved them to my new place about a month or so ago. I changed the substrate from sand to "cichlid sand" and the "McLovin" began. I have 15 females and 5 males, and they began to mate right away!! I stripped 2 too early, and lost the fry, but I waited for the other 6, and stripped 5 today - with over 40 perfect babies!! I just found the other holding female, so I will strip her when my fiance gets home tonight.

Love those cyps!!!
 

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Congrats on the spawn and the fry.
I have a group of wild Cyp Microlepidotus Karilani Yellows coming in 2 weeks. I hope I have the same luck as you. I have a group of Kitumba's that breed on a regular basis and a young group of Utinta's where the males are starting to do their dance. I also have 2 more young groups of Tri-Colors and Kerange's that will hopefully start in about 6 mounths, their starting to show their colors.
 

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found another holding female today - stripped her for 8 more, so I am into the mid 50's now for fry.

Bring the McBaby Brine Shrimp!!!!

Now I need a tank for the babies to grow up in. :thumb:
 

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I am feeding them "first bites" and BBS - 3- % WC every 3 days with water from the big tank.

Any other tips - ALL are alive!!!!
 

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Its always a thrill when WC fish breed.
I still have fond memories of my Bulu Point Cyps holding for the first time.... :roll:
 

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Reel North said:
I am feeding them "first bites" and BBS - 3- % WC every 3 days with water from the big tank.

Any other tips - ALL are alive!!!!
Frozen cyclop-eze is a great food for all fry and is also great for adult Cyps too. Just shave a thin piece and melt it in the tank. You do not need very much at all, so take care not to over feed.
 
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