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coopergtr
07-17-2008, 08:01 AM
I have paired some jewel cichlids that are spawning regularly, but once the male has fertilized the eggs they eat them. Is it possible to seperate the parents from the eggs once they are fertilized?

toddnbecka
07-17-2008, 05:15 PM
Yes, it's possible to separate the parents. What size is the tank, and what (If any) other fish share it? New parents may eat their eggs or fry the first few spawns, but jewels in general are excellent parents.
An airstone placed near the eggs to keep water moving over/around them is helpful for incubating them w/out the parents, and a bit of methylene blue to prevent fungus.

Sounguru
07-17-2008, 05:22 PM
What he said he pretty well covered it.....

I would move the slate they laid on to a pre set nursing tank that used a flow of water from the main tank to make sure the parameters were the same when raising angels.

coopergtr
07-19-2008, 07:40 AM
Turns out the cichlids had not eaten the eggs just moved them out of view. And now i am the proud of the owner of some jewel cichlid fry!!!!!:thumb:

angelcakes
07-19-2008, 08:50 AM
congrats on youre frythumbs2: thumbs2:

coopergtr
07-19-2008, 12:33 PM
thankyou, it's great watching them round up the stray fry in there mouths and spitting them back into the group!

angelcakes
07-19-2008, 12:35 PM
thankyou, it's great watching them round up the stray fry in there mouths and spitting them back into the group!
i'd love to see that.......:14:

coopergtr
07-19-2008, 12:39 PM
i will try and get a video of it, but the fry are so small the camera may not pick them up.

angelcakes
07-19-2008, 12:43 PM
i will try and get a video of it, but the fry are so small the camera may not pick them up.
ok,that would be goodthumbs2: thumbs2: