Question by  mbsalatino (22)

What are fish that don't eat their babies, and actually like them?

I have had fish that when they have babies, they eat them! I heard this is common with fish. I want a fish that will not eat her children!


Answer by  bill14 (308)

A lot of fish will eat their babies if they are stressed so please keep that in mind as you continue to breed fish. If you have adequate aquarium space, cichlids can be excellent parents. Don't be alarmed if they "eat" their babies-they are mouth brooders. Brichardis are great.


Answer by  Ruby40 (372)

All fish will potentially eat small fry. To raise fish fry you must provide rocks and plants where they can hide until they are big enough to not be eaten.


Answer by  kevin28 (188)

one fish i know for a fact that does not eat its young are african CICHLIDS. male CICHLIDS are caring protective parents


Answer by  DiggityDoo (100)

Livebearers like guppies tend to eat their kids, although the babies instinctively hide if you provide some vegetation or use a breeder box. Try angelfish or discus.

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