Please help!!!

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Chris64
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Please help!!!

Post by Chris64 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:54 pm

I am new to the hobby and I bought a 3 breeding pair of rusty cichlids which is 2f 1m and one female was holding when I bought them so i put the holding female by her self in a hospital tank by herself it's been 2 weeks since I've had her and i noticed yesterday 1 fry in the tank and she sucked it back up well i get home today and i seen just 1 roaming the tank is it possible that she's only having 1 baby??? From the research I've done it sounds like they usually have more babys so I'm a little confused any information would greatly be appreciated thanks!!

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Re: Please help!!!

Post by Lisachromis » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:31 am

She will take them back in her mouth for several days. It's highly likely there's more fry. Is she in a tank by herself?

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Re: Please help!!!

Post by Chris64 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:46 am

Yes update!!! She had her babies 16 of them and there doing great I just put mother in her own hospital tank to feed her for a few days! It was weird she would only let 1 out at a time at first

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