My cichlid is pregnant...

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

  1. LillyNew MemberMember

    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. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

  3. LillyNew MemberMember

    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. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    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. LeoDiazFishlore VIPMember

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

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

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