Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    28

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Jewel Cichlid Advice


    0 Not allowed!
    So this is my first time breeding jewel cichlids. They paired up a while ago and when I finally took their tank mates out they spawned 2 days later (Saturday) To start with everything was well the parents were taking it in turn guarding the eggs laid on the inside of a clay pot. The male seemed to be doing most of the work looking after the eggs yesterday there was significantly less eggs and today there is none visible I read that jewel's often move the eggs and they are guarding one corner of the tank but I cannot see any eggs in the corner.

    Have the jewel's eaten the eggs? Or are they hidden up? If anyone has any experience on this subject please share it. I would be delighted for them to successfully breed.

    There is absolutely no other fish in with them however there is a lake malawi behind a divider to distract aggression. I have avoided going too near the tank and keeping trips to the tank to a minimum (feeding) so as not to stress them too much.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    28

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Has anyone got any advice? I don't think they are guarding anything now! Is it normal for Jewel's to eat their babies on the first go?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    southeast texas
    Posts
    3,082

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thx for the nomination - pRED   right back at cha :o) - fishmommie   T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly   You are a superman for hanging in there with this tank. - fishmommie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    it can happen. the fish i had a long time ago. took one or two times to get past the egg stage. them they did well on guarding the eggs till the hatched. it will do you well to have a breeder new to put the fry in when they become free swimming. the pair i had would keep fry up to a week before making them a snack. then breed again the nest morning. i hope this helps some.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    28

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks for your advice I do have a fry tank how long should I leave them in before removing them?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    southeast texas
    Posts
    3,082

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thx for the nomination - pRED   right back at cha :o) - fishmommie   T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly   You are a superman for hanging in there with this tank. - fishmommie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I would think 4 to 5 days later.
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    6,834

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199   Merry xmas! - ScottishFish   Merry Christmas - mommy1   Happy New Year - mommy1   Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    jewels commonly eat their eggs. especially first-time parents. you should see a pit dug out with "wigglers" in it once the pair gets the hang of things. some fish will take longer than others to get it right.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Norwich, UK
    Posts
    28

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Just thought I would update. I assumed they had eaten their first batch of eggs then two days later noticed about 50-60 fry. I had to remove the target fish as the babies were getting through and he was enjoying a snack this was stressing my male jewel out to the point where he was throwing himself into the divider. I have now had to remove the fry a couple of days early as they spawned again! There is still around 10 in the tank with them that I can't get too as they are living under the rock where the pair have spawned. The only thing I am now worried about is I was moving the jewels soon to a different tank where there will be a target fish in a tank right next to it however until that time what do I do about a target fish? Will they be OK for this spawn. I don't want to lose my breeding pair! Also when the heck can I move them over they spawned again just 4 days after the fry had became free swimming do I remove them after 3 days next time and put the parents in their new home?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •