09-02 update Brooksie's African Cichlid babies

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Brooksie created the topic: 09-02 update Brooksie's African Cichlid babies

Guess what??? I came home today, checked on mom and guess what I found? BABIES !!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

There were 15 of them hanging around the fake plant. To me mom still looks like she could be holding more but her mouth could still be stretched. I pulled the babies out and put them in their own net next to moms. Here's the video...

Sorry about the background noise... I'm so excited to put the video out I totally forgot to put music to the video! I'll do it later!



As you can see, the rest of the tank is very interested in what is going on in those breeder nets. I have put them in the corner with moms net on the outside. I put an empty spare net under theirs to try to keep the fish from coming up underneath to mess with them. That leaves just one side open for the other fish to bother them.

Obviously I can't tell what colors I've got. I have my fingers crossed. ;)

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: They are here !!!! Babies !!!!

HOORAY booksie !!! your finally have some babies !! it looks like a nice little setup for them .. and yeah the neck area does still look stretched hopefully there might be a few more in there but IDK how many more could be !!

really cool cant wait till they start to grow and we get to see some colors !!!

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: They are here !!!! Babies !!!!

15! Wow :D

And it seemed to come so quickly as well :)

They're so little! I love the little itty-bitty fishies :)

Now we wait for them to turn blotchy (holding thumbs!)
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: They are here !!!! Babies !!!!

Congrats Brooks!! I got my fingers and toes crossed for you that they turn out to be blotches B)
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: They are here !!!! Babies !!!!

its good to see a succesful breeding project. and glad to see you so happy. :cheer:

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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Brooksie's African cichlid baby video diary

I haven't read any replies yet... adding this video first.



Came home from work to this surprise....

31 more babies - a total of 46!!!

P.S. I did change the subject line in case you are confused.

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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Brooksie's African cichlid baby video diary

ehall67 wrote: HOORAY booksie !!! your finally have some babies !! it looks like a nice little setup for them .. and yeah the neck area does still look stretched hopefully there might be a few more in there but IDK how many more could be !!

really cool cant wait till they start to grow and we get to see some colors !!!


Eddie you weren't kidding about a FEW more... she popped out 31 more!!! Holy cow! A total of 46 babies for her first time out! Great job. She actually killed 2 before we got her out. At least 2 that we saw her kill. :( Now I can't wait to see them grow... I want color!!!! I'm so excited!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Nina_W wrote: 15! Wow :D

And it seemed to come so quickly as well :)

They're so little! I love the little itty-bitty fishies :)

Now we wait for them to turn blotchy (holding thumbs!)


They did seem to come fast didn't the?? I'm excited! I can't wait for color! They are hungry little things! Weekly videos will be coming.

Big-Ken wrote: Congrats Brooks!! I got my fingers and toes crossed for you that they turn out to be blotches B)


Thanks Ken... lots of beautiful males too!

cebosound wrote: its good to see a succesful breeding project. and glad to see you so happy. :cheer:


Cebo this turned very successful huh? For her first breeding I was impressed! Thanks for the support.

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Brooksie's African cichlid baby video diary

46 :woohoo:

that's a crazy number of little fish!

I'm so happy for you :) so many little fishies!
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Brooksie's African cichlid baby video diary

hey,B!

Marvelous,all i ever got where guppies..... :pinch:
btw what a very good breeder tank you have over there.
Really, never seen something like that in Holland.
All we have are those ugly HOB plastic breedertank,that make your tank look stupid! :evil: :evil:
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Brooksie's African cichlid baby video diary

~~~ Nina... I'm quite impressed for her first time! So far they are all still alive and HUNGRY!!

~~~ Noddy... I actually bought that online. It's an awesome little box. It comes with a lid too but I don't use it. It's designed to float too so that when I'm cleaning I can detach it from the wall and it will float at the water level. If I'm not taking the babies out to clean their box. I leave it attached other wise because the bubbles and the water input will topple the box over. :( Not good!

As for my luck... remember how hard it was for me to breed those damn mollies??? Not sure what happen but apparently I wasn't suppose to be breeding them! I'm more successful at breeding these African's. Glad to see you my friend... Hugs & Kisses to Dimmy :kiss:

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