View Full Version : Strange Jewels

08-12-2003, 07:32 PM
I've got an assortment of cichlids in my 29 gallon. 2 jewels, 2 bumblebees, 2 unknowns, 1 malawi, and a pleco. 3 weeks ago my jewels made a nest in the gravel. A day later the pit had eggs in it. When I was watching the fish, my pleco attacked the nest. Eggs went everywhere. The mother went around the tank and collected all the eggs in her mouth. The father went to the other side of the tank and built another nest. The mother went over there and dropped the eggs. The next day, the eggs hatched. A few hours later I went to check on them, and they were at the original nest with the fry. So, the moved the eggs to the new nest, and transported the fry to the old nest. Is this strange?

Now, less than 3 weeks later, I have a 2 day old batch of eggs. I would believe that this is awfully fast for any species. Am I wrong?

The fry were transported into a 10 gallon tank 2 days after they hatched. Is this too early to transport?

Thank you for your help!