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Acei Cichlids (Pseudotropheus acei) Breeding. HELP
Posted by: Alphie ()
Date: April 21, 2009 11:31PM

I am new to Cichlid breeding, I have a pair of Acei Cichlids (Pseudotropheus acei), i have noticed that the female has a bright orange tint to her underbelly just before her anal fin. My question... Is this a sign that she is getting ready to release her eggs? In addition I have notice that the male in the pair has been chasing her around, a behavior I have not seen from him before, Does this have any meaning? Thank you for any and all help provided.


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Re: Acei Cichlids (Pseudotropheus acei) Breeding. HELP
Posted by: kay-bee19 ()
Date: May 02, 2009 09:52AM

There are no 'physical' pre-cursors (e.g., fin color change) to a spawning event. However the male's pursuit of the female may lead to an eventual spawning. Usually, however, the male will display or show off his colors and 'shake' in the proximity of the female. A pursuit may be indicative of male vs male aggression. How certain are you that one of thme is a female?

For best results, establish a gender ratio of one male per several females per species. Mbuna's aren't 'pairing' fish.


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