OMG!! HELP!!!

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I have a 10 gallon tank. There is some tetras and 1male,female cichild.
In this morning i found my cichilds eatting 1 of my tetra.... OMG!!

There is a 55 gallon tank in my house (new one) and I plan to put my guppys (3) tetra(11 excluded the dead one) platy(6)
and a male betta in it. However... because of the death of my tetra, should i give up my cichild or seperate them??? help><

(the 10 gallon i am going to use for my swordtail's breeding)

so sad T____T
 
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sry, 1 more question.
From an article that i read in this website, it said that
when female cichlid is mating (breeding) with the male, it will dance in front ot the male.
Does anyone know how it dances? I see my demale cichlid keep shaking her body in fron of the male. Is this the right way?
 

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Just one view, but...Cichlids, in general, are aggressive fish that will eat smaller fish given the chance. If you keep them together with your other fish, my concern would be that they will soon follow the first onto the dinner menu, and would therefore seperate them. If you like the cichlids, which are very cool fish, perhaps you could set up a species tank? I am, by no means, any kind of cichlid expert however. I am sure more qualified advise is on the way!
 

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hi, VidW, kribensis r generally peaceful, u can keep them with mollies, large tetras, barbs and gouramis. but they may eat small tetras, kribensis r dwarf cichlids; they grow up to only 3.5 inches. Are u sure the cichlid killed the tetra or may be it died for some other reason?

i don't think u should keep your betta with guppies. bettas don't like guppies, mollies and angels; as they r large finned. tetras may also harass your betta.
 

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Like Neville said, maybe it just died of natural causes and they did what is natural and started eating it. My 10 gal. has 3 (used to be 4) neon tetras, 5 zebra danios, 2 otos, and 3 AD frogs. None of these have ever been aggressive to anyone else in the tank, but a few days after I adopted the neons from a friend, I woke up one morning to everyone dining on the stomach of my poor deceased tetra! Yikes! I also (once upon a time, different tank, different fish) had a peaceful small-fish tank, and woke up to find the skull and spine of my (sm.) pleco! I have no doubt in my mind that the other fish didn't kill my pleco, that he just died from some unknown thing and they ate him right up. It's always sad to lose a pet, my condolances. :-[
 
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Hii all . Thz for you guyz's advice ^__^

I found out that the fish which died is not tetra.. is my small little guppy =(
during that time that's the mother's breeding mode...since i found so many eggs inside the cichlid's cave.

But now i have sperated them =) i put all my fish in a 55 gallon tank and 10 gallon tank is for my cichlid and thwir child

Btw, Another question =(

my minow white cloud was pregent! ^^ (i have 5 of them.. but i think they are all female -___-, since all of them's belly are pretty big...) should i buy more of them so that there is a chance for a male minow white cloud to sprawn the eggs??
 

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hi, My grandma has white cloud minnows!!!! i saw her breeding them!!!

These fish will breed easily and readily. Males differ from females, males are slimmer and more brightly colored. Water temperature for breeding is between 68°F and 75°F. The pH is between 6.5 and 7.5. Basically, they'll breed wherever, whenever, and however. When ready for mating, the male will flash his fins and dance. Other males will generally respond to this by doing the same thing, and they will sometimes nip at each other's fins. They prefer to spawn in or by plants. A good plant to have for breeding minnows is java moss. They can lay anywhere from a dozen to hundreds of eggs, so make sure you have plenty of space before attempting this. what is your tank size? u'll need a big tank for this. Usually they hatch in two days. The fry should be fed microorganisms, liquid fry food, or baby brine shrimp. White clouds do not eat their fry generally. They will eat a few, but most will be left alone.

good luck
 
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so...once the female is pregent then i can seperate the male from them?
 

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starshine said:
Like Neville said, maybe it just died of natural causes and they did what is natural and started eating it.  My 10 gal. has 3 (used to be 4) neon tetras, 5 zebra danios, 2 otos, and 3 AD frogs.  None of these have ever been aggressive to anyone else in the tank, but a few days after I adopted the neons from a friend, I woke up one morning to everyone dining on the stomach of my poor deceased tetra!  Yikes!  I also (once upon a time, different tank, different fish) had a peaceful small-fish tank, and woke up to find the skull and spine of my (sm.) pleco!  I have no doubt in my mind that the other fish didn't kill my pleco, that he just died from some unknown thing and they ate him right up.  It's always sad to lose a pet, my condolances.   :-[
nothing to do with this quote. i just noticed you have a peacock eel. how big is it. ive read alot on them an aparently the peacock, tyre track and fire eel all get a taste for small fishies .....ive got a small zigzag eel aparently im safe with him but i dont trust him in the same tank as my tetras, hes a great character tho. id love a fire eel but needs a bigger tank for when he grows up lol
 

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The male and female white cloud have to be together at the time the eggs are scattered. The female will swim all over the tank scattering eggs and the male will swim behind fertilizing the eggs.
Carol
 
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