I have an Acei that I am almost 100% sure is a female. She is big, 5" now. I bought her at 4" from my LFS, and as far as I know she has never held before.
Here's where I need input. The past few days I have noticed she acts like there is something in her mouth. Rolling her mouth around and generally doing the mouth movements that my yellows do when they hold. And at times I swear I can see something in her mouth. Here is what is confusing the heck out of me, her throat is not bulging and she is eating. I know that experienced mom's will eat the whole time they hold, but I don't know if she ever has before. She rolls whatever is in her mouth around and chases any fish who gets too near away. I have a yellow holding right now and that is exactly what she does. My other Acei who was holding last month could not help herself and swallowed all her eggs while she ate.
Is it possible that she has a few fry in her mouth? Just enough to still be able to eat and not have her throat bulge????
If so, what is your suggestion I do? My fry tank is full of 1" yellow fry right now, would she be OK in there with them? If she is holding I REALLY want to save the few fry she has!!
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