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sal
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Location : Riverside, ca
Favorite Fish: : All Cichlids.

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PostSubject: Am i doing more bad than good?   Am i doing more bad than good? Icon_minitime1/5/2011, 9:39 pm

First of all I want to say that I had a good year in the breeding aspect of the hobby(patting myself on the back) lol, anyways, lately I have been having a problem with tank space and found myself mixing fish that I know dont belong togeather while I get tanks set up.
Problem- sometimes my fish interbreed. i.e. my venustus and steveni, burtoni and red empress, and others.

Solution- I've been stripping the eggs and dumping them into my all male show tank(snacks)

Question?- I usa my all male tank to hold my breeding males if most of the females are holding( a group of 8 females and if half or more are holding I prefer to remove the male, I think its easier) O.K. Back to the question, Is it bad to feed eggs to the males? Will it make them want to eat the eggs durring spawning?

Or maybe i should add salt and spread them on a cracker.lol
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Location : Middle TN
Favorite Fish: : Anything that's not belly up!

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing more bad than good?   Am i doing more bad than good? Icon_minitime1/5/2011, 9:46 pm

Give them to a Dempsey owner... Like me!

Of course, my Bichars would more than enjoy them as well... yum!
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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing more bad than good?   Am i doing more bad than good? Icon_minitime1/5/2011, 9:46 pm

I don't see any harm. In the wild they eat the weak and deformed fry.
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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing more bad than good?   Am i doing more bad than good? Icon_minitime1/5/2011, 10:00 pm

FishVixen wrote:
I don't see any harm. In the wild they eat the weak and deformed fry.
TRue, I use to let the fish hold and feed the fry but With limited space I cant afford to wait 3weeks. Im just worried the males will get an aquired taste for fresh eggs. I have a male moori dolphin that eats the eggs durring the breeding process. Now he is no longer alowed with the ladies. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing more bad than good?   Am i doing more bad than good? Icon_minitime1/5/2011, 10:07 pm

That happens in nature also
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Location : Mansfield, TX
Favorite Fish: : African Cichlids of all kinds.

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing more bad than good?   Am i doing more bad than good? Icon_minitime1/5/2011, 10:25 pm

I don't see anything wrong with it. As long as they hybrid eggs are getting taken care of. lol!

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Posts : 870
Location : Virginia Beach
Favorite Fish: : Blue Acaras...first fish I ever breed still have a soft spot for them

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PostSubject: Re: Am i doing more bad than good?   Am i doing more bad than good? Icon_minitime1/6/2011, 12:21 am

Most male fish that are spot spawners and defensive have it hard wired into them to protect the eggs; so feeding them eggs that they are not protecting will not change their natrual habits. There are always a few exception to the rules aka your moori, but for the most part they are hardwired to breed and reproduce.
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