Are these cichlid eggs?

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Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby Kspec » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:11 pm

I got 3 red jewel cichlids for cycling my tank and today i notice there seems to be some eggs or something.
Can someone confirm if its eggs or not?
Cos i see another cichlids i think male eating up all of this eggs slowly.
If it is eggs should i isolate the male so it doesnt eat up all the eggs or should i just leave it??

Im pretty sure when i bought this cichlids i was toldi ts only around 3months old, its tiny still can it still lay eggs at this age?
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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby edk911 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:28 pm

Yes that looks likely.
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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby jonnydexter » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:04 am

You got eggs. :)
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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby Kspec » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:28 am

These morning when i wake up the egss are nearly gone!!
The femAle is hovering ontop of the area all the time but i think the male ate all the eggs. Only around 8 eggs left..
Should i isolate the father or do u need it to fertalize the eggs??
I think by this arvo all eggs gonna be gone..
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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby edk911 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:06 am

Don't worry 4 weeks and they'll be at it again. The first batch is always a surprise even for the parents but they'll get better the more they have.
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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby bigbird » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:57 am

yup they are eggs. It is nearly usual that the first batch of eggs are either infertille or get eaten by the parents, as they are only new at this. They will lay again, just be weary that theey will protect their territory very well from other fish, especially the Jewels.

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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby Neo » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:28 pm

No need to remove the dad or mum. They will learn to look after their eggs and young after a few batches. Father probably freaked out because it was his first time.
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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby PrevueFish » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:38 pm

Likely what other members have stated first batch normally doesn't make it for many cichlids. But after that they should be very consistent. Plus red forest jewels are meant to be one of the best parents out there is
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Re: Are these cichlid eggs?

Postby oscarshrimp » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:45 pm

Maybe if you don't want them, give them to a friend or fish shop!
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