African cichlids babies hatched!

Rayfishowner

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Hey guys,

so I recently got some hybrid African cichlids (yellow lab and peacock) from a local fish keeper and was told the female is holding. Finally after 2 weeks, the fry have hatched and I found 1 swimming in the breeder. As a result, today I took the female out and gently pushed her mouth open with a Bobby pin and with a bit of coaxing 18-20 fry came out. Some are darker in color others peach and light in color. Will these lighter ones turn out to be albinos or will they look more yellow. I added some hikari fry food and most of them started pecking at the bottom of the tank so I think it’s a good sign. Will keep you posted any input on how to successfully raise them will be appreciated. Thanks! Also attached fish of the female (skinny one) and male, although I don’t know if that’s the male who fertilized the eggs!

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Rayfishowner

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Hey can anyone confirm the first pic is a male? I assumed based on the color and behavior (very dominant) but am not certain. Thanks!
 

Joshuakahan

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Hey guys,

so I recently got some hybrid African cichlids (yellow lab and peacock) from a local fish keeper and was told the female is holding. Finally after 2 weeks, the fry have hatched and I found 1 swimming in the breeder. As a result, today I took the female out and gently pushed her mouth open with a Bobby pin and with a bit of coaxing 18-20 fry came out. Some are darker in color others peach and light in color. Will these lighter ones turn out to be albinos or will they look more yellow. I added some hikari fry food and most of them started pecking at the bottom of the tank so I think it’s a good sign. Will keep you posted any input on how to successfully raise them will be appreciated. Thanks! Also attached fish of the female (skinny one) and male, although I don’t know if that’s the male who fertilized the eggs!

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Very nice! I had an acei x with a yellow lab and they came out really pretty, similar to the first pic
 
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