=( wheres my eggs?

VidW

Member
ahhh so sad>__<
today when I went to check my cichlid's cave, (suppose there are like 30eggs on the top of the cave)
but all the eggs disappoeared!!!!!!

but I couldn't find any fry in the tank.... there is no other fishes...did my cichlid ate those eggs... =(
 

COBettaCouple

Member
VidW said:
ahhh so sad>__<
today when I went to check my cichlid's cave, (suppose there are like 30eggs on the top of the cave)
but all the eggs disappoeared!!!!!!

but I couldn't find any fry in the tank.... there is no other fishes...did my cichlid ate those eggs... =(
I'm not a cichlid expert, but it seems like a lot of egg layers will munch on the eggs - or any tank mates they have might find the eggs a tasty snack too.
 

Tom

Member
FLBettaCouple said:
VidW said:
ahhh so sad>__<
today when I went to check my cichlid's cave, (suppose there are like 30eggs on the top of the cave)
but all the eggs disappoeared!!!!!!

but I couldn't find any fry in the tank.... there is no other fishes...did my cichlid ate those eggs... =(
I'm not a cichlid expert, but it seems like a lot of egg layers will munch on the eggs - or any tank mates they have might find the eggs a tasty snack too.
But I thought cichlids protected their eggs?
Tom
 

COBettaCouple

Member
Tom said:
But I thought cichlids protected their eggs?
Tom
Yea, you're totally right. Now that you mention it Tom, I do recall reading about cichlids doing that, so somehow the other fish must have gotten into the eggs.

Vidw - what other fish are in that tank?
 

wolfman21

Member
Other fish probably found the cichlid off guard and ate the eggs. Sorry about that.
 
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VidW

Member
I have no other fishes in the tank aside from my cichlid...
=( is that the male ate them?
 

Butterfly

Member
Some times Cichlids will eat their own eggs.
Carol
 

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