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I am looking for a fry predator or predators for my 15 gallon Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Moliwe' breeding tank. Any thoughts or ideas? What do you do when your dwarf cichlids produce more fry than you might like?
Muggsy is my 'cull fish'. It is an Electric Catfish, now 16" long and close to 10 years old. Of course I don't keep it in a community tank, but any fish fry I don't want joins his tank. Very efficient, isn't picky about food or water conditions, and not particularly active either.
Thanks for the replies. My female solved the problem. I put the male back into the tank with her and she almost instantly slaughtered him...very upsetting. I know my tank is a little small, but they had been fine up until now. I am going to try to get another wild male for her, and rethink my introduction process or even housing.
I wish I had room for a monster culling fish. It would make things a lot easier. My culling fish is a little 4" Crenicichla regani 'Tapajos' which is only good for fry under an inch.
I try to give them away or sell them, but sometimes the sex ratios can be pretty lopsided.
My Moliwe have pretty good sex ratios, but I do mix tap and R/O to soften the water a bit. If you are having problems with an overly aggressive female, I suggest putting a new male AND a few female P. pulcher in at the same time. That will give the Moliwe female something else to worry about, and a common 'enemy' for the new pair to team up against.