My cichlid is pregnant...

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Lilly, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. L

    Lilly New Member Member

    I got my cichlid 3 weeks ago. It was given to me already pregnant but at the time I didn't know it was pregnant. I put it in a separate tank... I bought another 10 gallon tank, and put it there. What do I do now?
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

  3. OP

    Lilly New Member Member

    it is a yellow lab cichlid that looks very pregnant

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    i have seen a few babies faces peek through the mouth.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 27, 2016
  4. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    You just wait for her to spit them out. This is called holding and it's what mouth brooding cichlids do for their eggs and fry. LeoDiaz he knows more about mbuna than I do.
  5. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes also move her to seperate tank so the fry can survive
  6. OP

    Lilly New Member Member

    i keep her with the fry or do i put her in a seperate tank
  7. LeoDiaz

    LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Once she lets go all the fry back to the tank she came from.

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