Cichlids African is one of more than 1300 species of fishes of the family Cichlidae, out of which many are popular aquarium fishes. Cichlid fishes are mainly freshwater fishes that are generally found in mainland Africa and Madagascar, tropical America, and southern Asia. The species are majorly African, which appears in great diversity in the major African lakes. These fishes are found in many types with diverse behavior, therefore familiarizing with the breeding process becomes highly important.
Many pet owners do also love to breed their fishes and as a matter of fact, the breeding of Cichlids African has resulted in a very common practice for most fish enthusiasts. Breeding of these fishes can sound very interesting, however, it still comprises of some sort of discipline and hard work and the process will also demand a little bit of research to study the ins and outs of the whole process.
One of the many and important things to know in the case of these fishes that most species of African cichlids are mouthbrooders, Which means the female cichlids keep the eggs inside their mouth till the right time. Also,the male cichlid keeps on wooing the female cichlid in a dance-like routine. The pet owner needs to monitor the changing events and fish movements during this period. Before the mating process, male cichlids tend to fight with one another and sometimes it can turn ugly and may lead to the loss of some fishes.
For solving this problem, one can keep one male cichlid with three female cichlids as this way the male cichlids would have to control their aggressive nature. As mentioned, cichlids are mouthbrooders that mean they keep the eggs inside their mouth for atleast two months, therefore feeding the female cichlid very frequently is important as she can only consume little food.
It is evident that there is surely a lot to know about the African cichlids breeding, however, the patience of the pet owner is also appreciable. Keeping a check on the events and the movements and feeding the fishes frequently is also highly important.