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I think my yellow cichlid is pregnant. How do you tell?
Posted by: juliet0304 ()
Date: July 22, 2008 02:36PM

The first two pictures are of my yellow cichlid and the last two are of my blue cichlid. Can anyone tell me what type of cichlids these are plus I think my yellow cichlid is pregnant, how can you tell if it is or not?

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Re: I think my yellow cichlid is pregnant. How do you tell?
Posted by: juliet0304 ()
Date: July 22, 2008 04:39PM

here are bigger pictures of the fish.

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Re: I think my yellow cichlid is pregnant. How do you tell?
Posted by: kay-bee19 ()
Date: July 22, 2008 08:54PM

The yellow one is an electric yellow lab (labidochromis caeruleus).
The other one might be a melanochromis species of some sort (hard to tell from the pics).

Your yellow lab isn't pregnant, it looks semi-bloated.

These fish don't get 'pregnant', they're mouthbrooders (eggs and fry are reared in the female's mouth). Even when full of eggs there's typically no external indication.

You may want to try feeding less. If it develops the malawi bloat it may be fatal.

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