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RdLover
10-19-2007, 6:27 AM
for the past.. couple months since i've had my Red devil..every once a month she lays.. eggs.. then.. couple.. days.. later the eggs.. all die...im just wondering what would lead her to lay eggs every month when she has no mate? its getting annoying.. cause it makes the tank gets really dirty and i have to clean it up after all the eggs.. die off this happen to anyone else?during that time she is litterally pmsing no one can come near her or she kills without mercy and she wont eat crazy rd i got :screwy:

Darky
10-19-2007, 7:50 AM
Its obviously fate telling you to get a bigger tank and a male for her :naughty:

At least thats how I interpret it

Darky
10-19-2007, 7:51 AM
Also, shouldnt you consider it a good sign because if shes able to breed water quality must be good and shes getting ample food. So pretty much just keep on what your doing :headbang2

evilxyardxgnome
10-19-2007, 11:13 AM
No its not normal, Red Devils DO NOT lay eggs.

pingpong
10-19-2007, 12:12 PM
If a female red devil is healthy, eating well and comfortable she will produce eggs. I've had many female CA cichlids lay eggs without a mate but it happens more often when there's a male visible in another tank close by.

mbunafishkeeper
10-19-2007, 12:29 PM
:iagree:

big train
10-19-2007, 1:45 PM
All female fish lay eggs sooner or later it's a part of their cycle the body produces them and then they have to go weather a mate is there or not she can't hold them forever.

RdLover
10-19-2007, 4:57 PM
noooooooooo meh i guess im doing at good job with feeding her and making changes to my water at least hahaha

pingpong
10-19-2007, 5:26 PM
Does she lay her eggs on and object like a flower pot? Just remove the pot as soon as you see eggs and replace it with a different one. I'm sure if you have small fish in another tank they'd love to eat those eggs.

Mystix212
10-19-2007, 10:20 PM
Laying eggs does not always mean the waters good. For example, I've seen where the water hadn't been changed in 3 months, never cleanded, extremely bad filter, yet the 7" female just cranked out the eggs every 3 weeks like clockwork. Of course she died when the little 4 year old girl tipped a whole can of pellets in thinking that it would make her grow even bigger in the 55G. I THINK the ammonia was recorded at 14, or some redicously high number.

Mystix212
10-19-2007, 10:21 PM
And on a side note, Im pretty sure Red devils dont lay eggs. Lmao, they give birth to live fry.

scottgeeze
10-19-2007, 10:39 PM
I've seen Red Devils that didn't have any males around pair off and both lay eggs and then defend them thinking that they will hatch. Yep, some fish are lesbians if you don't have males around. :screwy:

scottgeeze
10-19-2007, 10:41 PM
And on a side note, Im pretty sure Red devils dont lay eggs. Lmao, they give birth to live fry.

Mystix212, cichlids are egg layers, I don't believe any of them give birth to live young.

gomezladdams
10-19-2007, 10:57 PM
I usually means conditions are perfect for the fish.Too bad you dont have a male!

pingpong
10-19-2007, 11:29 PM
And on a side note, Im pretty sure Red devils dont lay eggs. Lmao, they give birth to live fry.

Ummm.... are you sure you're talking about the same kind of fish as the rest of us?

PoopSmart
10-19-2007, 11:47 PM
hes just kidding like the other kid who said no its not normal.


but yeah its normal. Just trade it in if it ges that annoying. Really my fish just eat their eggs.

Marc280106
10-20-2007, 12:34 AM
Pingpong said it, just remove the eggs once she's finished, problem solved.

big train
10-20-2007, 11:17 AM
I've seen Red Devils that didn't have any males around pair off and both lay eggs and then defend them thinking that they will hatch. Yep, some fish are lesbians if you don't have males around. :screwy:

I have witnessed this behavior in my own tanks some years ago but the females where at seperate ends of the tank and fought each other but both guarded the eggs as if they where fertilized.

RdLover
10-20-2007, 8:00 PM
female rds are wierd.. but then again.. so are girls.. sometimes.. HAHAHA jks jk

scottgeeze
10-20-2007, 8:50 PM
female rds are wierd.. but then again.. so are girls.. sometimes.. HAHAHA jks jk

RDLover that is a major understatement. :-/

scottgeeze
10-20-2007, 8:54 PM
I have witnessed this behavior in my own tanks some years ago but the females where at seperate ends of the tank and fought each other but both guarded the eggs as if they where fertilized.

I saw this happen in an 800 gallon tank in the local library, these females would pair off and lay eggs and defend them, well they wouldn't hatch because they weren't fertilized so they would eat them after a few weeks. They did this about every month or two, women are nuts! :nilly:

Mystix212
10-21-2007, 2:40 AM
Mystix212, cichlids are egg layers, I don't believe any of them give birth to live young.
Of course I was kidding. I was just taking the piss.