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    Red Devil laying eggs? is this normal?

    Discussion in 'Central and South American Cichlids' started by RdLover, Oct 19, 2007.

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      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:
       
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      Its obviously fate telling you to get a bigger tank and a male for her :naughty:

      At least thats how I interpret it
       
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      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
       
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      No its not normal, Red Devils DO NOT lay eggs.
       
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      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.
       
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      :iagree:
       
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      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.
       
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      noooooooooo meh i guess im doing at good job with feeding her and making changes to my water at least hahaha
       
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      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.
       
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      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.
       

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