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Old 06-23-2010, 01:42 AM
 
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I recently bought 6 baby Yellow Lab Cichlids. I would guess they are around 3 mos. old. Some of them are just beginning to show a tiny bit of black on the top fin. I do not know the sexes yet. I would like them to breed in the future. At what age do they normally breed. I gave them some frozen brine shrimp for the first time the other day and they LOVED it. Besides their flakes, what other type of foods would be good for them and how often? I was thinking seaweed sheets. How often should frozen brine shrimp or these other things be given to them? Any added info would be appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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no expert here, since i've never tried to breed fish before. i did have a yellow lab cichlid. i was under the impression that breeding was somewhat difficult, and involves seperating the young with a divider, or they will be eaten.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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Well seperating the young once they are born (livebearers) or spit out (such as the mouth brooders, like Cichlids) is something you always have to do. Bigger fish will eat them period. When/if my Yellow Lab Cichlids breed I will strip the young from the female before she spits them out and they have a chance to get eaten. It isn't that hard, I just need to make sure I have a safe place to put the babies, which I do (a small tank).
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