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Found 21 results

  1. I've got a few Red Forest Jewel Cichlids growing out from the last batch of eggs. Just wondering what is an acceptable size to sell them at? The red forest jewels are smaller than other cichlids fully grown. Any input is welcome. Thank you.
  2. Pretty excited to see my 4 forest jewels pair off and lay eggs!!!! Sorry for the bad photos... it was a mixture of crappy phone and shaking with nervous excitement?
  3. About a week ago I euthanized one of my Jewel cichlids after about 4 weeks of strange behaviour. He was laying on the bottom most of the time, lost colour, and fins clamped. He was swimming in a weird jerky way, like a nervous twitch. He was still eating occasionally but eventually lost enough condition that I thought it was safer to get rid of him. None of the other fish had any symptoms. Now a week later 2 more jewels are starting to show the same issues. Water chemistry is fine (ph, amm, nitrite, nitrate), all the other fish are fine (20 other mixed africans and bn's). Tank is about 5 months in this config, 300 litres. No changes to food etc. Any ideas?
  4. So I have a pair they have bread three times now and no success with even one fry the eggs keep getting fungus on them so I am doing a pimafix treatment and on the second day I added tetras fungus and bacteria killer -blue fizz tabs. Can anyone tell me if using seachem paraguard or if I have to seachem cupramine. By the way I don't vacuum this tank do I need to. she lays eggs after I do a large water change should I do another each day. Should I lower ph and temp??????? Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  5. Red Jewels given a chance to breed again. Great colour on the female! Should the female have more perling? Any thoughts or suggestions! Pic taken with iphone so please excuse crappyness. Cheers
  6. I've recently setup a new tank with a couple firemouths (not breeding pair), a friend has offered me his breeding pair of red forest jewels as he needs the tank space, would they be okay with the firemouths or too much aggression? Thanks for any help, Lauren
  7. hello men and women of fish! my brothers red jewels just bred in a 2ft tank, there are wrigglers now and im just trying to work out what to do with them as there are about 400. should i move them? should i let them grow out a bit? TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD DO! thanks......
  8. have a 4ft grow out tank with a massive alge problem could i put the pleco back in now as the fry are swimming and about 4mm just need to clear some of the alge he was in there but ate the first lay of eggs soo the missus outed him to the sump lol
  9. we've been waiting to get some nice red jewels for ages now, finally got a nice pair the other day from bundy1, this morning we found their first eggs, they have hid them in a pvc pipe so no pics, thanks bundy1 for letting us have the chance to buy your pair, now the waiting begins, lol, also got our first convict fry a couple days ago, now we are waiting to set up our kribs to see how they go, cheers, steve and jules............
  10. Hi all, I recently purchased some Red Forest Jewels and put them in my display tank. They have just started spawning! However the female is laying the eggs and 2 others are eating them literally as soon as they hit the log. I assume this is not a normal behaviour? She doesn't seemed to be worried about them eating them :S Might I add that they are in with 2 30cm oscars (which aren't interested in them the slightest). Any advise is appreciated. Thanks, Regards, Ryan
  11. Hi, Wondering if anybody can give me some advice. my fish have been poorly for the last week, mainly lethargic and have gone off their food. In desperation i dosed the tank with fungus aid, today (2 days later) all have come good apart from the red Forest Jewels who are exhibiting clamped fins, panting, flared gills, lack of colour, idleness, etc. Only real changes lately have been larger weekly water changes, as i have been trying to get the nitrate levels down. (they wern't overly excessive @40ppm) I have changed my brand of water ager 2 weeks ago i put a biotech algae block in the tank as algae was getting the better of me. ( on the advice of my lfs guy who seems to know his stuff. I have checked and found no signs ofwhite spot, velvet etc Tank dimensions are 1200 x380 x 460. 10 chiclids = 2x Rivulata 2x lombardi 2x red Forest Jewel 4x Convicts. Any help / advice to save my red forest jewels greatly appreciated. Brendan
  12. Will jewels form trios? Is it common? I thought Jewels formed pairs for breeding but my friend has them forming trios. She has a tank with about 20 in it and there seems to be at least three trios formed. One larger jewel and two small ones. The two small ones tend to stay together over a selected spot/cave and the other big one patrols the area around. I didn't think they had really trio/ed off until I was last over there and one group had taken half the tank too themselves. I ended up putting a divider in the tank to let the others have a bit more room, lucky the had taken a corner and not the middle. No eggs yet from what I can see. Would they do this because there is so many in the tank? Thanks Jenny
  13. Are they sick or is it some sort of cycle they go through? I changed the light in the tank which was rated as "daylight" to something that would not grow algea like there was no tomorrow, my jewels coloured down, most to a brownish color! After putting the "daylight" light back in with in a few days most seemed to colour up again, to and oranage or pale red, but some of the big ones are still brown. Any advice please Regards Marc
  14. Hello all. I've noticed that Red Forest Jewels don't seem to get much of a mention in the forums. In fact, I get the impression they're even looked down on to some extent. Perhaps I'm mis-reading this, I'm not sure. They seem to be fairly hardy and propogate fairly readily. Not super spectacular, for certain, but I, personally, quite like them. Their mating "dance" is a welcome change to their normal behaviour and I know they can be, quite aggressive. In fact, I've seen wild caught jewels and they were truly spectacular! A bright tangerine colour with amazing highlights. So, enlighten me. Am I getting the wrong signals? Or is it just that there's not much to say, that hasn't already been said? Am I missing something? Cheers.
  15. I've read and read and read that the jewels will lay eggs on a flat rock or simular surface, however most of my jewels Hog the ceramic cave/tubes, that are designed for bristlenose catfish to breed in, occassionaly I'll see a jewel and a cat fish in the same cave. Question is is this usual beahavour for the jewels. or is there a way I can stop them hogging the caves, or should I just not worry about it One couple of jewels, seem to be trying to dig a hole in the sand, is this expected behaviour for breeding? Regards marc
  16. I had a major algea problem which turned out to be becauise the fluro bulb I had in that tank was rated as low watt daylight. by putting in a different fluro, the jewels seems to slowly color down. So put he "daylight" fluro back in and with in a couple of days some seem to be colouring up again, however a few of the big ones, are almost brown in colour??? Where as before all were redish, some more orange, but some so red they looked like they were going to combust! Is this normal? Is this some cycle they go through? Should I be worried?
  17. What specific behaviuor should I be looking for when they are going to breed If any one has specifice info or experience with red forrest jewels and bristle nose cat fish they can contact me directly at mwrobinson@optusnet.com.au any help on sexing red forrest jewls would be appreicated also Can some one give me the ideal conditions for red jerwels to breed, eg water temp, still or running water, any other conditions anthing else I should do! Regards Marc
  18. I have two tanks, one I had is a the 120 gallon set up as a community tank, with red forrest jewels, convicts, several bristle nose cat fish, and 2 pairs of other varieties that I wouldnt have a clue what they are, several days a go, much to my delight, a pair of jewels laid a couple of hundred eggs and the male was busy doing his business!!! the next day while I was at work, my wife called me to tell me that one of my convicts was eating the eggs, my wife tried in vain to keep the convicts away, but failed. I have noticed today 2 pair of jewels coloured up nicly and looking at the same nesting place, so I removed all but the cat fish out of the tank, appart from someone telling me I'm an idiot, can some one tell me how frequently they will breed, or have I go my hopes up after only a week? Any advice on the time between broods would be appreicated Any other advice on breeding and raising red jewels would be appreicated, having moved all other fish out they now seem to be less interested ans tend to hid, so I put a gourami in the tank, and that seems to have brought them out of hiding? They havent laid eggs again since so I have put all the jewels back in the same tank in case I accidently split up the orrigional pair, any further advice woudld be appreicated I've added a third tank only a 2 foot by 1 foot bu 1 foot,for any fry in they ever decide to breed again! I've even invested in special deviders I cvan put in the tank to split it up and allowing full water flow and filtering in the event they do lay again but nothing yet! even did a 40-50% water change the other day to see if that helped, I read some were that doing that can triger them into spawning again, have also tried dropping the temp of the tank a degree or so, and uping it a degree or so, but still nothing, the female doesnt appear interested in the same area any more she digging in the grtavel around the area about 6 inches away, is that a good sign???!!!! two of the tanks are 100gallon tanks tanks and a 20 gallon set aside for the fry if they ever breed again, when you say each par need their own tank, did you have a 100 gasllon in mind, I also have purchased some special plastic mesh that I can partition part of the tank of too, eg the pair that are looing at breeding, are right up one end of the tank, so I could put a partition in giving them their own one or or so tank so to speak! Any more advice would be appreicated, as another female is starting to colour up! Any advise at all, any!!!!!
  19. I have two tanks, one I had is a the 120 gallon set up as a community tank, with red forrest jewels, convicts, several bristle nose cat fish, and 2 pairs of other varieties that I wouldnt have a clue what they are, several days a go, much to my delight, a pair of jewels laid a couple of hundred eggs and the male was busy doing his business!!! the next day while I was at work, my wife called me to tell me that one of my convicts was eating the eggs, my wife tried in vain to keep the convicts away, but failed. I have noticed today 2 pair of jewels coloured up nicly and looking at the same nesting place, so I removed all but the cat fish out of the tank, appart from someone telling me I'm an idiot, can some one tell me how frequently they will breed, or have I go my hopes up after only a week? This is the first and only forum I;ve every joined jo be gentle with me Regards Marc
  20. my red jewels i have had for about 2 weeks have bred today and have about 250 eggs any info on wat to feed the babys and should i leave the babys with there parents Thank you Rion
  21. just wondering what i could keep these guys with?
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