Yeeees! my Vieja Synspilum Have Laid Eggs **fishy**

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by spish, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    so a few weeks back i took on 5 Vieja Synspilum cichlids, an adult pair and 3 young from a previous nest. well ive not had them long but theyve already laid eggs, and a few days ago the eggs hatched...im now proud 'grandmother' to hundreds and hundreds of tiny little fishies [​IMG])

    im so happy! tried to get a few photos but the fry are tiny! a few have left the nest (those at the front) and the rest of the nest is behond the castle wall......

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    the proud parents


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    this couple live in a 800L aquarium just for them (and their babies now of course!) beautiful fish with lots of personality!


    just to give you an idea of their size...this is my 4yr old daughter, and one of the fish [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That's the coolest thing I've seen in awhile! Your human fry looks cute, too!
     
  3. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Huge!! Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  4. vanilla.exe

    vanilla.exe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome fish! Good luck on fry rearing. Do the parents raise the young in this species?
     
  5. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my old fish "big sin"
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  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful fish and nice set up.
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Really cool pics, cool fish and babies, and cool daughter!!
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Very cool ! I hope most of the fry turn out healthy! [​IMG]
     
  9. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    the fry are now free swimming [​IMG]

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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Is it necessary to remove the parent fish at some point?
     

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