Introduction to breeding tropical fish:
Fish hobbyist tends to want their fish to breed and have offspring. This desire might have come in wanting to accept the challenge of providing the correct environment for a favourite fish. It will require serious planning, time and additional aquariums to do it right. This is the outline of some steps you can take to achieve your goal in breeding your fish.
Juliodochromis and Neolamprologous
Egg laying African Cichlids can be set up in a "species tank", Juliodochromis and Neolamprogous species can be placed in tanks providing 20 to 55 gallons (74-205 litre) of water. Fill the tank with mostly rocks to provide the cover and security for the spawning pair. It is best to start with at least 6 fish, allowing them to sort out the pairs. The "odd-man-out males" will usually end up hiding in the corners and is best to get them out of the aquarium.
The breeding pair will select a cave and disappear into it for up to 10-14 days, and suddenly there will be a small cloud of babies. Unlike other Cichlids, these will tolerate the babies and breed again until the tank is full of many generations of fish. So it is advised that you research on your individual species, provide them with their own fry tank, and then sit back and enjoy all of the new offsprings.
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