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Female Cichlids Holding - Aquascape?
I have a 55 gallon African Cichlid tank that's been established for about 6 months. I purchased 4 types of cichlids... Red Zebras, Rusties, Saulosi and a few Albino Socolofi. I currently have 2 Red Zebras holding and one of my Rusties recently spit her first brood. I don't plan to really raise the fry, but am not against re-homing them or selling them if they do survive.
My question right now though is regarding the aquascape. It's set up with slate caves (rather swim-thrus) and I want to set up a bunch of Cichlid Stones that I purchased. Would it be safe to rearrange the tank while they're holding or could it stress them enough to release the fry early? I think the Cichlid Stones would provide more hiding places for them in the end, so it's just a matter of getting them in there.
As for the Rusty fry... I can only find a few hiding amidst the slate now. I could try and net them as I remove the slate, then release them with the new rocks set up.