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    I have a 50g breeder with 5 Salvini cichlids. I rescued these fish when they were 1.5" from an African cichlid tank at the LFS at least six months ago. maybe eight. They were getting pretty beat up in there but a little TLC took care of the nipped fins and tails. As sals are very aggressive toward each other, I knew I could not keep them together long term. I planned on growing them out and selecting the best one or pair(if one formed) and rehoming the rest.

    I have been out of state working for the last few weeks. Needless to say I was worried what was going on with my tanks while I was gone. I got home late last night and immediately checked on them. To my dismay, one of the Salvinis was laying dead on the bottom of the tank. I quickly got it out and did a huge water change. After that I tested and levels were good, so I did waterchanges on the other tanks and went to bed.

    This morning when I was looking at the tank, I noticed that one of the Sals was chasing and picking on two of the others. I figured the time had finally come to make my choice and move the others. As I was contemplating my options as to where to move them, I glanced over at the tank and noticed a big swarm of fry. WOHOO!

    AT that point I knew I had to do something quick. I netted out the two that were getting beat up, which involved tearing the whole tank apart, removing all the decor and spending 15 frustrating minutes chasing them around with two nets. Finally I got them and placed them in the 90g temporarily. Luckily I got the correct two out. After replacing all the decor I am watching the pair in the 50g guarding the 30-50 remaining fry. They are already free swimming and wandering around the tank. I figure they must have spawned soon after I left on my trip. Now the only thing in that tank are the Salvini pair, their fry, two BN plecos and a clown pleco. The sals do not bother with the plecos at all.

    Hopefully soon I will be able to get some pictures.

    KF

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    Nice, don't you love when things like that happen lol

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    Congrats Kingfisher

    I hope you can post some pics today
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    Cool To that I can only say ---> Congratulations Cliff!


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    WHOO HOO!!
    Lets see.. I think the math works out good :-D

    5 sals turns out to equal one pair minus 1 [carry the 2] = FRY

    Also, Dibs on upping my solo bid to a pair to go in my Oscar tank!
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    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Congrats Kingfisher

    I hope you can post some pics today
    Probably not today but hopefully within the next few days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goes to 11! View Post
    WHOO HOO!!
    Lets see.. I think the math works out good :-D

    5 sals turns out to equal one pair minus 1 [carry the 2] = FRY

    Also, Dibs on upping my solo bid to a pair to go in my Oscar tank!
    You can have both the remaining non paired ones if you want. They are still pretty small though.

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    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


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    Congratulations Cli... umm wait, Kingfisher yeah, Congratulations Kingfisher!
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingFisher View Post
    You can have both the remaining non paired ones if you want. They are still pretty small though.
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    Give me a heads up on when they are ready to be with Oscars and I will set up a 75 so they can decompress from the trip.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    wow! that's a whole lot of fry, congrats!
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