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    Jewel Cichlid Question

    Discussion in 'African Riverine & Madagascar' started by Hellman, Nov 7, 2011.

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      Okay I bought some jewels as chase fish for my Cuban Cichlid pair and they laid eggs after only a week of having them. I thought they were both male butI guess not. Is this gonna mess with my cuban pair and how long does it take for the eggs to hatch for the jewels
       
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      What size of tank and fish are in the tank jewels can be brutal if they are close to the same size it may be trouble
       
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      the Cubans are 3 1/2 in and the Jewels are 2 in and the tank is 125 gallon
       
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      I think there is a decent chance they will all do ok for a while. If the jewels do breed in a 135, I doubt they will defend the whole fish tank, just the territory near the nest. With that size diference, I would say Cubans will have the overall upperhand.
       
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      jewel are very territorial i had a pair that spawned and they had 3 of my oscars hiding in one corner of my tank. my oscars were around 10".
       
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      when they hatch it looks like a swarm of mosquitoes.
       
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      ^ lol

      Yep. Jewels are like African Convicts... spawn easily and from a very young age. I see them breeding in those 10 gal LFS tanks all the time :grinyes:
       
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      okay i will have to watch them
       
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      Jewels... just add water.

      They get super aggresive when protecting there work in progress be it egg form to fry. The Jewel cichlids are pretty good parents and can have a few hundred babies in one nesting. They can pick them off there young as they get older too.
       

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