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Cobalt blue mbuna babies and their mum


JJHamer

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What seems to be my only female of 5 fish (I have crappy luck with these things) has managed to bring a batch to full term on her second mouthful. I have her in a 26 gallon tank with the fry at the moment, but I am a bit worried about how she will go with them. Things are looking OK for the moment, but should I remove the mother just for safety's sake?

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not sure of the history of them but if u find that the mother doesn't take care of them well i would recommend u strip them and put the female back into the tanks, but shoudl wait minimum about 2-3 weeks before u strip or u will have fry with egg sacs still attached which is hard to keep most alive for many ppl.

goodluck

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If you have her in with her own fry (i think that's what you meant) then I wouldn't leave her in too long. Malawi mum's tend to have awesome brood care for a little while, then they'll decide enough is enough and try to chase them off. If they can't get away she may end up killing a bunch. As long as they're eating I would remove her, they will be fine on their own as long as there is nothing else in there that can hassle them.

Mark.

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