Q&A about cichlids in community tanks

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Post by Anne » Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:25 pm

Hi Pam
I was given a 55 gallon fish tank with 2 bala sharks and one chiclid.
The chichlid has laid eggs on corner of the tank and protects them from the sharks. She gets a yellowish glow when this happens. I got them Dec 14th and this is the second time it has happened. The previous owner said this did not happen when they had the tank. What do you think, or suggest? Thank you,

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Post by Pam Chin » Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:39 pm

Hi Anne,

Female Cichlids will lay eggs whether a male is present or not. Usually they eat them, when they realize that they are not fertile.
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