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PostSubject: firemouth cichlid breeding ques   firemouth cichlid breeding ques Icon_minitime1/1/2012, 10:07 pm

I was wondering if fish will try and spawn even if no female is present? I have 4 firemouths and the last couple weeks there personalities have completely changed 2 of them are darker in color and are way more aggresive then usual as they chase the other fish away plus these 2 fish were always the weakest fish in the tank....I dont believe i have a female in the tank but then again who knows
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PostSubject: Re: firemouth cichlid breeding ques   firemouth cichlid breeding ques Icon_minitime1/1/2012, 10:49 pm

Have you changed the tank any in last 4 weeks? Pecking orders are established and dominance shifts depending on sex. You could also have a pair forming as well.

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PostSubject: Re: firemouth cichlid breeding ques   firemouth cichlid breeding ques Icon_minitime1/1/2012, 11:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: firemouth cichlid breeding ques   firemouth cichlid breeding ques Icon_minitime1/1/2012, 11:42 pm

i did move some ornaments inside the tank thats all thats changed...I also noticed they are digging in the gravel way more then usual
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PostSubject: Re: firemouth cichlid breeding ques   firemouth cichlid breeding ques Icon_minitime1/1/2012, 11:44 pm

Changing the ornaments around is like taking away their territories so they are going to be more aggressive establishing their areas. But I agree with Flip especially since you said they are digging more. You most likely have 2 that are pairing off.

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PostSubject: Re: firemouth cichlid breeding ques   firemouth cichlid breeding ques Icon_minitime1/2/2012, 7:08 pm

well I just found eggs lol there starting to hatch anything i need to do? i have always heard firemouths are great parents and they wont eat the fry atleast for the first 2 weeks anyway... however 2 yrs ago i had eggs in my tank and they all disappeared a couple days later?....besides the firemouths i have 3 SAE and 1 chinese algae eater in a 55 gal...
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PostSubject: Re: firemouth cichlid breeding ques   firemouth cichlid breeding ques Icon_minitime1/2/2012, 7:12 pm

If you want to save the fry I would remove all sae and algae eaters. Prefilters over intakes and start setting up a fry tank.

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