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    jawfish babies???

    I have a pair of pearly jawfish in a 37 hex tank with a 1" young cardinal and a cleaner shrimp. The one has had eggs in his mouth for sometime and refuses to come out of his tunnel. I noticed now that he doesn't have the eggs anymore but is still not coming out. Can anyone guide me to a site that can give me good info on breeding and possibly raising these guys?
    Also, do you all think that I should remove the cardinal and shrimp? will they consume any babies??
    thanks
    Lynn

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    Babies = LIVE FOOD and will be eaten rather quickly by anything in the tank that sees / smells them.
    Rob

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    Try the Breeders Registry here:
    http://www.breeders-registry.gen.ca.us/

    If you can separate the babies I suspect you may have a chance of raising them if you feed them live rotifers. You can buy them from www.reefcrew.com
    Susan

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    The Dad will eat the babies too, once they are big enough to swim on their own I think. May be tricky getting them out of there. The link that Susan gave you does have an article on Jaws I think.

    Hey- does your female have the two black dots under her chin? I have read that only the male has them but would like to confirm this. Thanks!
    Gail in Nova Scotia

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    thanks, neither one has any black dots.
    Lynn

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