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Egyptian Mouthbrooder

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlids' started by planted, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. planted

    planted New Member 5 Year Member

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    got a pair of these cool little fish yesterday.
    the female has a mouth full of eggs atm so fingers crossed they live.
    she actually kept them in her mouth all the way home in the bag and even when released into the tank ;)
    the only problem is she wont eat till she has released the fry so she is looking pretty skinny atm.

    "after reading an article on here just now hopefully the shop still has a cpl more females left"

    Male :
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    female mouth full of eggs:
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    Very nicely coloured male. As you've probably found about by now, they may only be little, but they can be extremely aggressive when they have eggs or young.
    cheers Darrel
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    james595 Member 5 Year Member

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    Very nice pics. It's a shame these are not more common.
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    gingerbeer Member 5 Year Member

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    They pop up again in Aus. Do you know if they are through a wholesaler or local bred?

    Steve
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    planted New Member 5 Year Member

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    yeah he's chasing her around a bit, but nothing too bad so far and hope to get a cpl more females today ?
    the only other things in that tank are a few low grade CRS i dont really want anyway :wink:

    pretty sure there from a wholesaler Gingerbeer...
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    planted New Member 5 Year Member

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    managed to get another 2 females today, both holding eggs.