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Lady Hobbs
05-17-2008, 03:09 PM
Darned fish ate their eggs I think. I had a ton of wiggling little guys the other day and now there are none. My other pair did the same thing with their spawn. This spawn should have been free swimming tomorrow. Oh well. Now I can do a tank cleaning.

Halelorf
05-17-2008, 03:48 PM
:scry: Maybe next time.

ILuvMyGoldBarb
05-17-2008, 03:49 PM
Are you sure they are not free swimming now and just in a secluded spot?

Tolley
05-17-2008, 04:23 PM
yeah i agree with GB, dont give up yet. search around and wait. Good Luck!

Lady Hobbs
05-17-2008, 04:56 PM
Found them! It took my magnifying glass but they are there.......tons of them! And GB is right "again." They are not where they were supposed to be.

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Wild Turkey
05-17-2008, 05:19 PM
Found them! It took my magnifying glass but they are they.......tons of them! And GB is right "again." They are not where they were supposed to be.

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Woot! congrats! gotta love the magnifying glass, my favorite tool for this hobby

Lady Hobbs
05-17-2008, 11:50 PM
I saw a big gray area and thought it was waste or something that needed vacuumed up. It is all the babies in a big pile. After I kept looking at them, mama moved them again. :)

Algenco
05-18-2008, 01:06 AM
once they are free swimming the parents will move them constantly to eliminate scent build up that predators would home in on

Lady Hobbs
05-18-2008, 01:12 AM
These guys are something to watch. I thought they might like a piece of moss in the corner to hide in so dropped some in. Both parents attacked that moss, dragged it all over the tank, got it in the filter tube and made a mess of it. That's when they got mad and moved the eggs. Guess they don't need any help from Hobbs.

Algenco
05-18-2008, 02:04 AM
Don't mess with them or they'll eat the spawn

nanaglen2001
05-20-2008, 07:20 PM
Naaah Hobbs Cichlids like Firemouths or Sajicas really dont need any help from their Canopeners. Those fish still got their brains and instincts correctly working, cause they arnt overbred and normaly even the folks who breed them for money let the parents do the work (unlike the common habit with Rams or Angels). So the parents know what to do.

Enjoy the show and show us some nice pics:hmm3grin2orange: