my firemouth cichlids are starting to breed and i dont know what to do

Discussion in 'Firemouth Cichlid' started by wilsonr, May 17, 2006.

  1. wilsonr

    wilsonrNew MemberMember

    some tubes have come down and the femail is hideing all the time in the same place the mail gards the femail and ther is a big pit in front of them i dont no wether to do a water change incase i spook them some 1 plz help
     
  2. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I would just leave them alone for a bit.
    Carol.
     
  3. OP
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    wilsonr

    wilsonrNew MemberMember

    the mails tube has gon back up the femail is still hideing should i not do a water change
     
  4. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    When did you do a water change last?
    Carol
     
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    wilsonr

    wilsonrNew MemberMember

    a week a go im starting to get worred the tubs have gon up, apart from the ends the pit they dug is collapsing and there is no sign of babys will they still breeding? ,i was thinking if they dont breed this time put them in a tank of there own
     
  6. ncje

    ncjeValued MemberMember

    Do you water change and get your water conditions back to ready for breeding, then follow Carols advice. Give them some space to do their thing and be a little patient.
     
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    wilsonr

    wilsonrNew MemberMember

    the mail and femail have come out of hideing and there is know sighn of eggs im not to shur if they are mature yet
     
  8. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    They may not be mature enough yet. and it may take a couple of times to get it right. Now would be a good time for a good water change.
    Carol
     
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    wilsonr

    wilsonrNew MemberMember

    iv got 2 pairs i think and they wer in the same tank so i split them up and after that both pairs started fiteing so i swaped the femails i think and they seem to be more frendly twords each other but the bigist fish out of the pairs allwas chase the others away its hard to tell the mails and femails apart becose they all have pointed dorsil fins but the ones i think are mails have more pointed fins than the femails does anyone no what i shuld do
     
  10. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    If their not damaging each other I would just do water changes, feeding etc the same as usual and leave them alone.
    Carol