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greg - 2010-09-17
i picked up a texas cichlid from portland or and she ended up mating with my green terror cichlid and now i have about 50 to 100 babies and am anxious to see what they are goin to look like cant wait. also they havent tried to kill any of the other fish, but they are picking on my 13in sucker fish.

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  • kay - 2010-12-27
    Are they fresh water fish and would they live in a 10 gallon tank ok and also are you wanting to get rid of any of them?
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-11-05
    What color does those babies have?
  • Alex Burleson - 2011-11-05
    Good luck with those fry!
  • phil - 2013-07-18
    I am very interested in purchasing some from you when they come of age....E-mail me back please and we can discuss about how to send them thank you.
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Cheri Gonzales - 2019-04-01
It looks like the growth of my lion head is covering my fishes eyes and possible mouth. Is there anything I can do about it.

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Animal-World info on Texas Cichlid
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lawrence - 2011-09-23
i have 5 Texas and 1 month ago i got 2 of Texas become couple and they make egg.



1 weeks laters egg hatched and i got 30 Baby Texas.



However , i want to know how fast this couple can do New Breeding again ?



becasuse i see this couple and they become aggresive now and also same like last time that first breeding.



i am not expert but first time female bottom belly become dark and it doesnot move from one Jug ( i put jug in and first time they make egg inside jug)



i am in Korea and Korea have not many information about Texas Cichild... plz help me.



i want to know



1. how often can breeding again after first breeding.

2. what is simpton when texas ready to breeding (before lay off egg)



3. when new baby hatch then do i keep all with parents or need remove to another tank ?


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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-09-25
    Hello Lawrence,

    Texas Cichlids, (though aggressive) are exciting fish to keep!

    As a general rule, Texas Cichlids can begin to breed 2-8 weeks after their fry have been removed. Some pairs may take a longer amount of time, while others may take a shorter amount of time.

    You will begin to recognize how Texas Cichlids breed. A little "ritual" between the pair will take place. The pair will lock jaws. While the jaw-locking may seem harmful, it is part of the breeding routine. The female will begin to clean off a flat surface such as a flat rock, or on the side of the aquarium! The pair will also begin to work as a team, defending that area from other fish in the aquarium (if there are any).

    When the fry hatch, leave the parents in the aquarium, and do not remove the fry. The parents will take care of the fry, and you will be able to witness the parents taking care of them. However, it is advisable to watch the parents. Inexperienced parents may eat their own fry. The female (and male) will pick the fry up in their mouth and routinely clean the fry from debris. They will spit them out, however. If they begin eating them, them remove the parents or fry from the aquarium. It is best to remove the fry once they reach an age of 2-3 weeks. In a "fry tank" they will be able to grow. The fry tank should be at least 20 gallons.

    I really hope this information helps you. For more information about Texas Cichlids, perhaps visiting Animal-World.com will help!

    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/cichlid/texas.php
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Sara - 2019-03-16
I’ve had two of these funky little noodles in my 75 gal community for a few months now, and both are doing great. They’re both about the same size and they came from the same store, so I haven’t seen any squabbles between them at all. My biggest recommendation if you own one of these is to try and train it to eat out of your hand. One of mine learned very quickly and now gets very excited whenever my hand goes in the tank. It doesn’t matter if I have food or not; he’ll weave between my fingers in his hunt for bloodworms. Their snouts are pretty soft, so he doesn’t poke hard enough to hurt. It makes water changes a lot more interesting.

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Anonymous - 2019-03-14
How do you feed it because I have a 90 gallon tank and I feed it bloodworms but it won’t eat.

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Derald Lewis - 2014-12-21
I have bought 2 Zebra Loaches to control an outbreak of snails in my tank,this job was done very quickly and now swim very lively around the 33 gal tank with very little hiding.Just the other day my 13 year old said there is something strange about 1 of the Zebras and upon inspection it seems as thou the fish is pregnant with a swollen mid section.Can anyone give me any kind of info to work with if this is the case.

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  • Rhiannon - 2019-03-10
    I have the same question. I have 5 zebra loaches. They all used to be the same size, but now after 2 years one of them is visibly larger especially along the belly. I think it's a female and she's eggbearing, but most sites I've seen say that loaches don't tend to spawn in captivity. They're with a lot of other types of fish (danios, harlequins, pristellas, cherry barbs, 2 angels and some electric yellow cichlids) in a 215L tank. The substrate is 5-10mm stones, but there's rocks, lots of driftwood, and some fake plants in there too. If she did lay eggs where would she prefer?
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Val Green - 2010-04-10
I have a pair of cichlids they are long snake looking with black and yellow stripes. They are now breeding, already produced seven babies growing well. The mother is always hiding under gravel. Seems like she is producing more eggs, what can I expect in the future? The male chases her she seldom comes out with the other cichlids in a large l00 gallon tank.

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  • Rodayan - 2019-03-10
    This has nothing to do with zebra loaches and should be posted on a cichlid forum.
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Anthony - 2019-03-09
I just purchased a peacock you'll last week and a few days later I woke up to the dog at 3 a.m. making a bunch of ruckus and there was my eel in front of the heater dried out like a worm on the sidewalk and when I grabbed it it twitched so I put it in the water in about an hour later it got all soggy again and started swimming around it's been fine ever since I asked to me it was out of the water for about 5 hours

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Muktish Narain - 2019-03-08
Hello I have a pangasius shark about 50cm, its in an IBC tank alone for a while now, waiting for my big tank to be finished, once its finished, I want to have Koi, can I keep the shark along with Koi? Thank you.

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Animal-World info on Texas Cichlid
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riley - 2009-02-21
My texas, which is 2-3 inches, is in with my 1 inch jack dempsey and my 3 inch jack dempsey. He recently killed my gold severum before I got the 3 inch jack dempsey. It was my texas that killed it. My texas likes flame tetras as food live, and my 1 inch jack dempsey made friends with the almost 1 inch feeder gold fish I put in. They won't eat it, they are to busy attacking each other. My texas and 3 inch jack dempsey lip locked 3 times that I saw.

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