Snow White Cichlids are ready to breed in about 6 to 8 months, breeding Albino Socolofi is relatively an easy task; providing them with the right conditions is all it takes. Mating ritual usually starts with the male digging a nest in the sand & guarding it from other fish in the tank. Any fish too close to the nest is chased away, only females are allowed during breeding, male starts circling the female & then female lays the eggs, depending on the size & age of the female she may lay anywhere between 10 to 40 eggs. Female collects the eggs in her mouth like other African mouth brooders. Males flare displaying the egg spot on their cloacal fin, this egg spot is thought by the female as eggs which she missed to collect & then tries to collect them, the stimulated male releases sperm which fertilize eggs in females mouth. Eggs are held in females mouth for up to 3 weeks before they are hatched, during this time the female does not eat, to avoid female getting weaker, within a weeks time that female is holding the eggs, most breeders stripe her off the eggs & hatch it in a fish breeding tumbler/incubator. However, if the eggs are held in the females mouth in 3 weeks time you would have a free swimming fry. It's highly recommended to raise the fry in a grow-out tank.