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Cyphotilapia Breeding Discussion of Cyphotilapia frontosa & gibberosa breeding, stripping, tumbling and fry care.

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:46 AM
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Exclamation New babie Cyphotilapia frontosa (Kigoma)

I was just about to clean my tank when i noticed that the female was gaurding something. I took a closer look and noticed that the yare babie fish. Because i'm new at this i dont know what to do. should i take the babies out or should i leave them there. The female fish is about 4cm and the male about 8 cm. I really nned some advice about what to do with babies. thanks
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:44 AM
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I would move them to either a nursery or a small grow out tank (depending on size)
most people here use a tumbler but I prefer a floating nursery as I let my females hold pretty much full term before I strip them (usually 21 days)
thats great that theyre guarding them and raising them in the tank but eventually they may become a snack
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:57 AM
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yes, definitely move them to another tank or keep them in a floating nursery. A floating nursery is pretty easy to make.......it just takes lots of time to drill all the holes.

Congrats on the babies!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congrats. The floating nursery is a good idea. I made a couple after viewing some of Rons pictures of his floating nurseries. Work pretty good.
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Sorry but are you saying your 4cm female and a 8cm male had fry together???? Unbelievable!!!

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