P. taeniatus Moliwe parental care behavior
These are my first Moliwe pair and my first cichlids ever. I really was not expecting them to spawn but for awhile there I had one fry I named Jr. (I say "had" because after a couple of days he went AWOL and has been absent ever since.)
So the first time I saw Jr I thought the male parent ate him. Jr was out with both parents but then the male sucked him in...and spit him out. So this seemed to be common behavior and I saw both parents do it multiple times. My question...is this common behavior for Moliwe or is my pair just inexperienced as this was their first fry?
EHEIM 2213 #317