View Full Version : Breeding

07-14-2007, 09:54 PM
How do you breed these fish? I have alot of them in my community tank along with Parrots, Oscars, and many more. Sometimes i hear people saying that they cant get them to stop breeding. I've had them ever since i started that community tank which is like 4 months ago and none of them even look pregnant. And also, sometimes when i go to the fish store close to my house i see alot of people selling their fry to the store. Whats wrong with my fish? I want some babies!!

07-14-2007, 10:00 PM
For starters you might want to figure out why african cichlids are usually kept in seperate tanks from most south american and asian fish.

07-14-2007, 10:05 PM
They have to be separate to breed?

07-14-2007, 10:10 PM
They have to be separate to breed?

Not exactly.

They prefer very hard water with a pH over 8.0, aswell as strong circulation.

07-14-2007, 10:31 PM
I dont usually test the water in that tank but i know that the water is hard, its 20 since i tested the tap water a couple of days ago.

I have an empty tank, its a 15 gallon i think, I'm still thinking of what to put in there, but most likely it will be Malawi cichlids, do you pronouce cichlids like this? (sicklet?) And are they picky on mating, or if i put like a male and a female, will they just do their business like the mollys?

07-15-2007, 02:17 AM
What size tank is this?
What fish exactly do you have?


07-15-2007, 03:11 AM
They are in a community tank with Parrots, Oscars, Catfish.. And some other kinds, which i still cant identify. But i think i figured out the problem, the pH is too low for them to breed. Its at 5 pH.

07-15-2007, 03:15 AM
I have to post some pictures of the fish i cant identify tomorrow.

07-15-2007, 02:16 PM
what size tank do you have?

07-15-2007, 02:30 PM
Thats quite a mix Salman

I would suggest that you set up a seperate tanks for the african cichlids

And probably one for the oscars

How many of each do you have?

07-15-2007, 04:10 PM
Are the discus in there too?

07-15-2007, 04:35 PM
Are the discus in there too?

No, salman explained in another thread that the discus was kept in a different tank.

07-15-2007, 05:43 PM
Nope they arnt in there.