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Links 1 through 1 of 1 by dan malewitz tagged aquarium fish

This species of Cichlid is a maternal mouthbrooder, which means that the mother will actually keep the baby fish in her mouth protecting them from potential predators. The fry will occasionally come out of the mouth, but still stay close to the mother just in case they need to run back in. This occurs for a period of about 4 weeks. You can see this mouth brooding in action in the video below.

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