Thank u so much Thats really helpful Its hard to see the colour, as they are laid on driftwood, some have turned white and i assume they are dead ones, the only other cichlid i have is the keyhole and i would presume no other male fish that i have could fertilize them? Should i remove the eggs from the wood to save her guarding eggs that wont hatch?
Hi Looking for advice regarding my firemouth, I am new to tropical fish, only got a 200litre tank 5months ago and have been battling with keeping the water quality good, and lost a few fish to disease whilst i was learning to care for my fish well. Currently i have the following fish in the tank, 1x firemouth, 1x keyhole, 1x bristlenose pleco, 1x red tailed shark, 1x flying fox, 1x giant danio, 8 barbs, 4panda corydoras + 4 snails. I appear to have the conditions right now, as i noticed that my firemouth (which i really thought was male, due to dominance) has laid eggs, i was not expecting this as i only bought 1 of each of the main fish so they would not breed. Is anyone aware of firemouths breeding with a keyhole, or anything else in my tank? Could these eggs have been laid + not fertilized? How would i know. I am not sure what i should do in this situation as ive read that its not good to create any kind of hybrid! Advice would be appreciated 😁