Honduran Red Point fry

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Tim C
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Honduran Red Point fry

Post by Tim C » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:28 pm

So, I am really digging this species. It is my first time keeping them and I have a pair in a 56 gallon tank by themselves. It didn't take very long for them to spawn. I had wigglers about 3 weeks ago. Both male and female have been watching over the fry until last night. Now, the female will not let the male anywhere near the fry or bottom of the tank. He is hiding up in the corner behind a powerhead. Is this normal? What should I do?
Thanks in advance!

Tim

jamesffa
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Re: Honduran Red Point fry

Post by jamesffa » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:16 pm

As far as I know Honduran Red Points are supposed to breed easily. How did things go?

Bas Pels
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Re: Honduran Red Point fry

Post by Bas Pels » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:33 am

A pair all by themselves is Always a risk.

Were there any other fishes in the tank, dithers, other cichlids whatever, the pair would never fight amongst themselves.
56 gallon, US gallon most likely, is some 200 liters of water.

That is, your tank will most likely be around a meter length, or 3 feet. 3 feet would be long enough for a second pair of red points, in case all fishes are still young. They breed before the males reach 5 cm or 2 inches.

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