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ambopaige ambopaige is offline
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Question Need Advice

I have a pair of Jewel Cichlids which have laid eggs in their 55g community tank. The eggs were scattered in the gravel, so I decided to leave them be, put a divider in the tank, and I'm hoping for the best. Well, the eggs are starting to hatch and I am stoked!

I really need some advice on how to care for the fry. What do I feed them? HOW do I feed them, given they are in such a large environment? Can I leave the parents with them once they are hatched? The pair have been taking turns burrowing in the gravel and warding off any visitors to the divider. Any advice is a huge help!!!
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Default Re: Need Advice

Cichlids are good parents so they should be ok with the new hatchlings.

I feed my cichlid fry finely crushed flake food squirted to them with a medicine dropper, shrimp pellets, and sometimes baby brine shrimp.

Good luck with your fry.
55 gallon: 4 angels, 2 discus, Amazon tetras, corys, 1 sml flag cichlid, Farlowellas.
40 gallon: 2 Gold Severum, 2 Butterfly fish, krib fry, 1 female convict, 1 BP.
29 gallon: 3 Kribs, 3 Keyholes, 1 Butterfly cichlid, Krib fry
10 gallon: Krib fry!!!
8 gallon: 1 Male betta
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