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In Topic: Glass Baffles

20 January 2017 - 07:12 AM

Morley aquariums

In Topic: Fry

20 January 2017 - 07:10 AM

Would the cichlids really cross breed even though that each male has multiple females that they have breed with in the past??

Yes, they will definitely cross breed.

In Topic: New Fish Room Built Once Built Right

16 November 2016 - 02:19 PM



Jacob seems to have gone all out with his fish room. Especially with the automation side of things. Might be able to get a few tips from there.


Otherwise a Storm water pipe might be better in the sense that it isn't open like a gutter

In Topic: Ehiem Gravel Vac Inspired Tank Cleaner

04 November 2016 - 01:04 PM


a length of plain hose does the same thing??


I think the idea is to do a quick clean in between the water-changes - DIY inspired by the Eheim Quick Vac Pro

In Topic: Is My Fish Holding?

06 October 2016 - 12:12 PM

Does seem like it, unless she has a big mouthful of food (looks like you were feeding them). But if her mouth looked full before you started feeding, then yes, she is holding.


With my fish, I would usually let nature takes it course the first few times the female holds as this gets her used to doing it. If you strip her early, she might never get the hang of it and just spit early all the time.


After that I would usually wait around the 17-20day since the spawn and then strip the female. At this stage they will most likely be free swimming and you can put them in a fry saver (in the same tank as the parents) and then when they are a bit bigger, put them in their own tank.


Google how to strip a holding cichlid. Plenty of good videos.


Last but not least. Good work on getting these guys to spawn. Definitely a species we need to see more around.