Question by  Matt30 (23)

What are the South American cichlid breeding habits?


Answer by  mb (5482)

These fish spawn upriver in the spring and spend the rest of the season downriver in the faster flowing water.


Answer by  aussiegirl (711)

Depending on the breed most of them are mouth brooders. So the male will dig a 'nest' and try to lure the female in to lay her egg's, she will then suck them into her mouth to incubate.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

Much like the salmon, these fish spawn up stream as well. When spring rolls around they take a fatal trip up stream to find the eggs of the female cichlid. She'll lay anywhere from 100-400 eggs at a time which will hatch in 4 days time after the event. The likely hood of all males surviving the journey is small.


Answer by  DEscobedo (135)

The South American cichlid lays eggs. they will lay 100 to 400 eggs at a time and the eggs will hatch normally in about 4 days. The offspring are small and the difference between male and female offspring cannot be told when they are first hatched.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Open brooders lay eggs on open surfaces with up to 10,000 per lay. Cavity brooders lay eggs in caves. Mouth brooders will put eggs or small in their mouths.


Answer by  mybabyjazz (88)

A lot of South American Cichlid will often interbreed. There are two main breeding categories which are Open and Shelter breeds.


Answer by  asanka2007 (5)

They like heavily vegetated waters/banks for breeding.they lays eggs. they will lay 100 to 400 eggs at a time and the eggs will hatch normally in about 4 days.


Answer by  Alisa (903)

They like heavily vegetated waters or banks for nesting and breeding. They require lots of cover before they will start the breeding process. If kept in an aquarium for breeding, it is required to have at least a 100 galloon tank.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

South American cichlid are fish. Salmon breed very similar by spawning upriver in the spring and they spend the rest of the season in fast flowing downriver water.


Answer by  y3636363 (1380)

They have many habits such as mating with each other and also feeding their young ones. They also like to swim around a lot more than they would normally do.

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