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09-24-2008, 11:52 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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my jaguar cichlid mated with my flowerhorn
i own a 75gal freshwater tank with a few south american cichlids. i have a jaguar, floiwerhorn, green terror, jack dempsey, white honduran, and a shovelnose catfish. they have all been together for over a year. after about 6 months i noticed the jaguar acting really aggresive towards the others and i didnt know why. soon after i saw her laying eggs. i didnt think much about them cause i didnt know if they were fertilized or not. i didnt know if the jaguar would mate with another fish outside of her species. eventually the eggs dissappeared and i assumed that she or the others ate them. this happened 2 more times. now last week i saw that she was laying eggs again and noticed she was really close with my flowerhorn. after she laid the eggs she would let him near them without attacking him. so i thought that was kinda strange cuz the other times none of the fish could get close. the eggs were well protected by both of them. today i came home from work and saw the fry swimming next to both fish. immediatly i was excited because the jaguar had mated outside of her species. now i really dont know what to do with the babies. i dont know how to feed them or care for them at all. i dont know if i should put them in another tank or what. so if anybody out there could give me some advice on what to do i would appriciate it. thank you
09-25-2008, 12:41 AM #2
You might want to put the fry in another cycled tank or they will get eaten,or get a divider.
As for food you can get fry food at your lfs.
Congradulations,Keep the fry and see what they turn out to be!!!
09-25-2008, 03:20 AM #3
I use a divider for my fry now, at first I used a breeding net. I have no idea how big your fry are, but mine at first I fed them infusoria,now that they are actually big enough to really see eat first bites by Hikari right now. I warn you, this stuff is a powder like food, a very little goes a very long way! Do not pour the food in!! Feed them several times a day, in very small amounts. Keep your water conditions very good. That is really all I can offer, I do not have chiclids so.......LOL Do you have any pics??? I would love to see them!
08-29-2013, 12:20 PM #4Junior Member Guppy
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Too bad there no update on the jaguar cichlid x flowerhorn mix. Curious to know how it turned out?
08-29-2013, 01:08 PM #5