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How many babies do cichlids have?
Last Updated: 11th April, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, how many eggs does cichlids lay at once?
Oreochromis aureus: 160 – 1,600
Subsequently, question is, do cichlids have live babies? Cichlids are an interesting fish tohavebreed for you since they exhibit a complex pattern ofcare fortheir babies. Cichlids lay eggs, either incaves oron rocks, and they defend the eggs until they hatch andthen theycontinue to defend their babies.
Considering this, do female cichlids eat their babies?
Unlike the majority of fish, who will happilyeattheir babies, male and female jewelcichlids teamup to take care of their fry. However,it's not just assimple as leaving the parents to take care of thefry andhoping for the best. By helping them out a little,you can ensurethat at least some of the frysurvive.
Do cichlids eat when holding eggs?
African Cichlids are mostly mouth-brooders:whenthey breed, the female will pick up the eggs and holdthemin her mouth, whilst the male fertilises them (hence theeggspots on the anal fin). She will hold the eggs forup to 28days, until the fry have hatched and have developed intofullyformed fry.