Jewel Cichlid

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Re: Jewel Cichlid

Unread post by Zakk » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:59 pm

they don't uproot up the plants but mine ate the leaves esp the tender ones. maybe the food i was feeding them lacked the required nutrients cos it more for meat eating cichlids.


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Re: Jewel Cichlid

Unread post by sushant » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:18 pm

these are one of the best cichlid to keep if u want to see the parental care in fish.i use to have a pair of them and had many fries from them, which were either given to lfs in exchange of other fish or distributed to fellow hobbyists. But they get highly territorial while breading . also,repeated breeding and fry care tends to weaken the female and the nipping and biting from male which otherwise may be of little harm prove to be highly fetal. this can be reduced to minimum by separating the pair for a minimum of 15 days so that the female can regain her full health.
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Re: Jewel Cichlid

Unread post by Romi » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:57 pm

male jewel cichilds will kill females who are unwiling to mate when he is! very beautiful but cruel males. in nature, the female swims away to safety. in tank, she is dead.

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