Do all fish eat their babies? I know if Betta's have fry you have to take them out when they fall from their bubbles and my husband read somewhere that Cichlid's eat their fry too. Well...about 2 weeks ago his Chichlid spit out about 3-4 babies and we took daddy out and got the tiny little babies put them in the breeding net thing but last night we found another baby that had been hiding under a flower pot! We thought there might have been other fish but daddy ate them before we could scoop them out but this little guy lastest a long time! And I saw some zebra looking Cichlid's at a fish store will lots of their babies swimming around with other fish in the tank but it looked like mom and dad where keeping the babies to one side of the tank and not eating them.