:( Kenyi Cichlid died !

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Brooksie created the topic: :( Kenyi Cichlid died !

OK... so let's see just how right Nicki is. I know, I know... I shouldn't doubt her!

I'm going to take a small video and pics of the Kenyi to see what changes take place.

She stopped eating May 19th.

These pics and video are from today, May 22nd. I'll keep posting every couple days to see if there are changes. A picture and/or video speaks louder than words!





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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

That is without doubt a female.
Her breathing indicates she is holding eggs...

In the last video, I saw a red zebra.. Looks just like the Kenyi except is Orange???
That would likely be her boyfriend.
But I have had the Kenyi breed with yellow labs..

Keep an eye on her the next few days, he throat will extend as the eggs grow and fry hatch...

But keep in mind, stress can cause her to swallow the eggs, and if you want the fry to survive, once she had been holding a few weeks she should be moved to a grow out tank ALONE until she spits the fry out....

Here is a video of my Kenyi babies...
www.oscarfishlover.com/members-network/2819-nicki-sue/videos/video/20-Blue+Babies+Born+today
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

So very cool.... let's give this grandma thing one more shot! I'm not holding my breath, you know my history. I don't have another tank to put her in. All I have is that breeders basket from before. I don't know if that would work - plus trying to catch her!! She's a fast little shit.

I'm going to keep taking videos/pics so I can see the difference.

Thanks Nicki!

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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

Your Very Welcome Hun...

And just keep in mind that if the fry are left in the main tank, you wont likely have many if any survive... The others will QUICKLY eat the fry!
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

Think I can put her (if I can catch her) in that breeding net? Or will she freak out? There won't be much room for her to move around.

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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

Don't do it... That is far too small even for the fry... I always used a 20 long tank for momma and then removed her once she spit the fry out...

BUT that landed me with about 150 babies at one time... I would just leave her be and if you get a survivor or 2 great and if not... Oh well...

Trust me, there will be more.

At some point near the end, if she doesn't swallow the eggs, you will be able to see the blue fry in her mouth...
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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

She is mouthbrooding. No worries about the not eating Brooksie!

I have no idea why the water bill is so high
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

Nicki--Sue wrote: Don't do it... That is far too small even for the fry... I always used a 20 long tank for momma and then removed her once she spit the fry out...

BUT that landed me with about 150 babies at one time... I would just leave her be and if you get a survivor or 2 great and if not... Oh well...

Trust me, there will be more.

At some point near the end, if she doesn't swallow the eggs, you will be able to see the blue fry in her mouth...


As always, I'm following you advice. Thanks again my friend!

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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

Here's updated pic/video - no real change that I can see.

From 05-24-11







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Nicki--Sue replied the topic: Re: Kenyi Cichlid... pic/video diary - babies?

I'm not seeing much more extension in her throat either. But her rapid gill movement coupled with the closed mouth tells me I am right on...

Find your "Brooksie Pants" hun and cross your fingers. The babies are SO cute...
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