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  1. #1

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    Default HELP! Please My Green Terror Are Breeding

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    Hi Guys,

    So a bit of an unusual one I purchased 7 green terror cichlids around 2/3 inches in size with they hope that they will pair off and I will get a lovely breeding pair out of it. The problem I have is I have noticed today that 2 had paired off and spawned when trying to use my divider to contain the pair one side and the other 5 the other I was really struggling to spot the pair this is because I don't have one pair I have two! On the other side of the tank there is another piece of rock being guarded by another pair with eggs on. I have removed what I believe to be the 3 not breeding and put in a different tank and used my divider to seperate the two pairs with their eggs (I hope!) have I done the right thing?

    Where do I go from here do I leave them with the eggs the concern is the left hand pair the male is so aggressive he won't even let the female near the eggs. I would love to keep the fry and more importantly I don't want to cause these guys any stress. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks guys!

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    You can either let them be and see how it goes or move the eggs to another tank prepared. You can also try both since you have two pairs breeding at the same time!

    The reason for removing the eggs would be the possibility that eggs or fry might get eaten by parents as a result of stress or too much aggression. But if they decide to keep them, you will observe some amazing moments of the nature.

    Anyway, keep watching the adults. Some level of aggression is normal at this time but be ready to separate them if there was some deadly fights. Besides their own personalities and experiences, other factors like tank size, tank mates, decoration etc. affect their behaviour before and after the breeding.

    You should also be prepared to feed the fry when they started free swiming. Free swiming fry may not last long in a tank that other fish (except their own parents) present unless the tank is huge or heavily decorated with plants etc.
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