Clicking Clowns and Eggless Wonders

I’m afraid the cichlid eggs vanished (into fishes mouths?!) a couple of days ago. The smilers are happily swimming together, flaring their fins and looking fine so I’m sure they’ll conjure up some more eggs in the future.

The top-dog red rainbow is still a beautiful sparkling red and asserting his authority. Nancy is still the most skittish fish I’ve ever seen. Any slight movement from us non-fish folk and she is zooming under her bogwood. I was pleased to creep up on her today and get a picture….before she swam off at top speed.

For the first time, I heard the clowns ‘clicking’ at one another while competing over a food pellet like a couple of snuffling piglets. Hooray, my fish can talk!

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One thought on “Clicking Clowns and Eggless Wonders

  1. From what I know… as I practiced for quite a while it’s very common that the parents themselves eat the eggs the first times they try… also other fish can be the reason why the eggs disappear… being eaten or just because they disturb the parents who don’t feel safe enough to take care of a hundred of live food for other fish… hard parent’s job :/ good luck…

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