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Thread: Jewel cichlids

  1. Default Jewel cichlids

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    Hi everyone!

    Two weeks ago one of my breeding jewel cichlids (the femal one) died. They had been living together for over 2 years. Would the male like me to buy him a new companion, or would he just fight with her since she's new in the aqarium?
    What do you think?


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    He most likely would like one, however you have to find a suitable feamle otherwise the male might end up killing his new girlfriend.

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    And what makes her suitable?

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    Well she should be the appropriate size i.e. if your male is adult then you should be looking for an adult female. They should match etch others strength.

    Also I am good if the female is in spawning condition. So if possible, condition her before letting her to the male.

    Keep a close eye on what’s happening after you but her in the aquarium with the male.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Also I am good if the female is in spawning condition.
    That's good to know, William. I'll keep that in mind if the male jewel dies and I need a new companion for the female.

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    freudian slip.

    I think you knew what i meant.

  7. Default OT

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    Yes, I know what you really mean.
    That's why I didn't say anything about:
    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Keep a close eye on what’s happening after you but her

  8. Default

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    OOpps i did it again!

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  10. Default just bought 3 juvenile jewel cichlids

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    have the three in a 55 gallon aquarium.... how big do they need to be before they start to spawn?? also how can you tell the sex of these fish??

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