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Old 02-17-2014, 09:20 PM
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I'm not new to frontosa, or breeding cichlids, but this is the first time I've successfully bred my fronts. I have a nice group of Kitumba. Recently they have started breeding. After letting a few batches get swallowed I stripped. I came up with 20 eggs, only two of which survived tumbling. I have two awesome fry about a half inch. I decided to try and let them carry, but again never longer than 4 days before they get swallowed. I stripped another female today and I have probably 15 eggs. I've never been a fan of tumbling with any of my cichlids since I never have gotten good results. Perhaps some suggestions?
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don`t bounce the eggs fast just a genital motion .
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Gentile? I've got it so they are barely moving.
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Basically you want them moving a bit but not bouncing. Fine bubbles better than big bubbles. Some links to describe the whole process:

http://www.cyphos.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8186

Sealord eggs to fry

http://www.cyphos.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24992
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Thanks. I have 3 out of 15 eggs this time. I guess that's better than 2/20 from my first batch...
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What day are you stripping? Numbers go up the closer to day 5 that you strip
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