|Re: Advice needed! Firemouth cichlid|
Subject: Re: Advice needed! Firemouth cichlid
by Fishlady on 29/1/2019 14:44:05
Usually, when there's no male, female cichlids reabsorb their eggs, but occasionally will lay them. Even if the keyhole attempted to fertilise them, they would remain sterile as the two species are not closely related enough to reproduce. You can usually tell that eggs have not been fertilised as they stay a whitish colour whereas fertile eggs will turn a deep amber colour in 24 hours or so.