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Old 12-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #31
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Patience is key when you want to see the fry. I know it is hard. We have a member here that has Red Jewel Cichlids and his spawned and he got to see the fry. So just be patient like lohachata said. It will be worth the wait. Yes they are very good parents.
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Old 12-25-2013, 02:42 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Angelclown View Post
Patience is key when you want to see the fry. I know it is hard. We have a member here that has Red Jewel Cichlids and his spawned and he got to see the fry. So just be patient like lohachata said. It will be worth the wait. Yes they are very good parents.
oh , after 4-5 day and still no fry visible does it mean , they had been eaten? ill still wait for 2-3 days , they have already reached Day 3
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #33
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Tell you what. Open a bottle of wine and sit back and relax. Stop being so excited. Things will happen as nature lets it. Patience...
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:16 PM   #34
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Do they take turns coming out? Do they attack you if you come near? If yes, then there are likely still eggs, wigglers or fry. Do not feed babies until you see a little cloud of swimming lines. But get a very small food now. A microworm culture, a package of frozen bbs, that sort of thing.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:58 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by emc7 View Post
Do they take turns coming out? Do they attack you if you come near? If yes, then there are likely still eggs, wigglers or fry. Do not feed babies until you see a little cloud of swimming lines. But get a very small food now. A microworm culture, a package of frozen bbs, that sort of thing.
Yes , they take turns , they dont attack me , 3rd day today
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #36
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here is a general timeline for these fish....
Day 1............spawning...48-72 hrs later eggs hatch.....3-4 days later fry become free swimming , but are still kept hidden..
they may start swimming around with the parents a couple of days after that..
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
here is a general timeline for these fish....
Day 1............spawning...48-72 hrs later eggs hatch.....3-4 days later fry become free swimming , but are still kept hidden..
they may start swimming around with the parents a couple of days after that..
Oh well , i think they ate their spawn , anyway the female is getting full of roe again , will clean the tank tomorrow...
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:52 AM   #38
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many cichlids will spawn on a weekly schedule if maintained properly...
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
many cichlids will spawn on a weekly schedule if maintained properly...
Hello , she laid lots of eggs today , this time i placed a container with sand , well they made like a hole in the middle of the sand i think theyre making a nest? and also why are the eggs white?
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if they are white it means that they are not fertilized..fertilized eggs will be an amber color...most cichlids are substrate spawners , meaning that they lay their eggs on a firm surface such as a rock or leaf or piece of wood...once the eggs hatch they usually move the wigglers to a pit that they have dug out or a protected spot..
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
if they are white it means that they are not fertilized..fertilized eggs will be an amber color...most cichlids are substrate spawners , meaning that they lay their eggs on a firm surface such as a rock or leaf or piece of wood...once the eggs hatch they usually move the wigglers to a pit that they have dug out or a protected spot..
will the male fertilize them soon?
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #42
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If the eggs are white I believe it is too late for those ones to be fertilized. It does not mean that none of them were. Sounds like your Jewels might be practicing a bit for parenthood Like has been said- they will sometimes eat the first spawn, or few spawns. The big thing is not to get discouraged. That she filled that quick means that they are "going for it" so give them a chance and enjoy the show!
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Guys , thank you very much for your replies and advices , i finally saw the baby jewels wiggling in the substrate container!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/61718568@N06/11721481756/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/61718568@N06/11721071484/
Sorry if it isnt clear its hard to take a picture , theyre too small
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