Cichlid fry shelter

PVC tube and PEX pyramid. Photo by the author.

 
PVC tube, end view. Photo by the author.

 

This post is about catching specific-sized juvenile cichlids in a tank containing multiple broods. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I semi-regularly take the offspring of the cichlids I breed to my LFS for store or fish credit. In most of my tanks, I don’t separate my breeding pairs once they’ve spawned. The result is that I tend to have multiple broods in the same tank. So what problem am I trying to solve?

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