Home Videos Affiliates Sponsors Chat TOS
Go Back   Cyphos.com > Cyphotilapia Forums > Cyphotilapia Breeding
Forums Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2017, 03:17 PM
punman's Avatar
Status: Offline
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 276
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default Isolate Holding Female?

My adult wild caught Mpimbwe Frontosas that I bought a year ago have spawned seven times. I let the moms hold close to term if they could. Four of the times it worked, three of the times eggs are gone within three days. If they make it beyond day three it seems it will be a success. There are three females. All have spawned at least once.

I donít want to do the tumble thing if they can learn to hold on their own. At the moment I have an extra 90 gallon available. At the next spawn should I move the mom to that tank on her own? Are they more likely to hold if alone? Should I do it day one? Will she spit the eggs and not pick them up?
135 Gallon: Four Frontosa Wild Caught Mpimbwes
90 Gallon: Tropheus Duboisi halembe
10 & 33 Gallon: Fry and grow out tanks
Fish tanks - betcha can't have just one!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 09:07 PM
neutrinoman's Avatar
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mid-Atlantic, US
Posts: 7,021
Images: 16
Thanks: 20
Thanked 476 Times in 432 Posts

I don't normally isolate mine. I do sometimes set up a sort of tangle of branches and rocks for a holding female to hide and release fry, though. But I've known some people to set up a 'maternity tank' to keep a female in, something I've done before also. So it's an option, just a matter of preference or what works with your group imo.
My fishroom, my rules...
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2017, 09:31 PM
sawboy's Avatar
Status: Offline
Site Advisor
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Westchester IL
Keeping: Burundi, Moba, Mpimbwe, Kitumba, Bismarck, Kampampa, Kipili
Age: 47
Posts: 693
Images: 5
Thanks: 118
Thanked 61 Times in 54 Posts

I'm not a fan of isolating females. Seems it's far more upheaval than they'll take. I prefer to strip and tumble.

GCCA treasurer
FAAS treasurer
ACA member
GCCA forum moderator
Aquatic-Terrors.com administrator
ACA forum moderator
Reply With Quote

Cyphos.com > Cyphotilapia Forums > Cyphotilapia Breeding


female, holding, isolate

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Female moba holding air dparks87 Cyphotilapia Breeding 16 10-30-2010 11:31 PM
NEW!: Kitumba Congo Female Is Holding For The First Time! dww-law Cyphotilapia Breeding 12 08-16-2009 07:32 PM
How to remove holding female safely? kitumba African Cichlids 4 03-17-2008 05:17 PM
2 Female Mpimbwe Holding! IIIIII Cyphotilapia Breeding 9 06-15-2007 11:10 PM
Kitumba Female Holding! w/Pics Heather Cyphotilapia Breeding 46 02-05-2007 03:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.