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Brookfish
08-19-2007, 11:10 PM
My Jag fry are free swimming now so i thought i would
do a pic diary on how they reached this stage.


I aquired a breeding pair of Jags and less than 48 hrs later
they had spawned, here's a pic of the spawn and mom guarding the eggs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/conaquavict/111111jagspawnaSmall.jpg





http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/conaquavict/111111jagspawnbSmall.jpg






Two days later they moved the eggs to this cave and you can see the first
of the wrigglers appear, mom and dad keep a close eye on things.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/conaquavict/1111111frydSmall.jpg




The parents kept the wrigglers in the cave for 3 days untill the last fry had
found his fins, here they are free swimming.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/conaquavict/1111111frycSmall.jpg

TowBoater
08-19-2007, 11:12 PM
Nice.:ezpi_wink1:

Brookfish
08-19-2007, 11:15 PM
A few more pics.



A closer look at the fry

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/conaquavict/1111111frySmall.jpg



And here's proud mom with her impressive brood.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v107/conaquavict/1111111frybSmall.jpg





http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a158/fishinfocus/1ajfrycSmall.jpg





http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a158/fishinfocus/1ajfryaSmall.jpg

crackatinny
08-19-2007, 11:30 PM
Well put together and great shots, you certainly have a lot of fry there.

digger
08-19-2007, 11:45 PM
thats alot of fry i wish i could find a male to go with my females

Dave66
08-19-2007, 11:59 PM
What are you feeding the youngsters? Their bellies look full. Nice shots as well. Perfect evidence why Cichlids are so popular.

Dave

Brookfish
08-20-2007, 12:15 AM
What are you feeding the youngsters? Their bellies look full. Nice shots as well. Perfect evidence why Cichlids are so popular.

Dave



Baby brine shrimp, then move them on to crushed flake and tetra min.
The parents feed them as well by crushing up food and stitting it out for them.

Hailey
08-25-2007, 12:25 AM
awesome pictures!:thumb:

squirt_12
08-25-2007, 12:29 AM
Congrats on the fry!!!!!
Well i really really want some chiclids but my mom wont let me get any..:(.
Well also i was wondering what size of tank you have them in and what other residents live in the tank?
thanks,
squirt

Hailey
08-25-2007, 12:41 AM
Congrats on the fry!!!!!
Well i really really want some chiclids but my mom wont let me get any..:(.
Well also i was wondering what size of tank you have them in and what other residents live in the tank?
thanks,
squirt
well what kind of cichlids are you thinking of? I have convicts and well i think them minimum size tank for any cichlids would be at least 20 gallons. And as for tank mates, cichlids are a agressive fish, especially when they have fry in the tank, they will sometimes kill all the other fish, I think some barbs are ok, and there are other kinds but i totally forget what they are right now, but they have to be roughly the same size of bigger then the cichlids. Also plecos should be ok too as long as they are big enough

squirt_12
08-25-2007, 12:43 AM
Well yeah but what size of tank do u have your Jaguars in??? and what size do they get up to? because the Jaguar looks cool!!!!
i will probably never get any but i was just wondering!!!
THANKS AGAIN,
squirt