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PostSubject: Convict Cichlids   Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:16 pm

Got me some new Convicts, hopefully some time soon here i will have some babies.
Have a pair set up in a 29 gallon which the male is aquascaping to his liking, tearing up plants and moving gravel. So far he is kind of timid for a Convict, not used to a tank where he can be seen i assume.

Here are a few pics of them.

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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:33 pm

that male is big.Do you have one male to one female ratio?I used to let the male go in with twp girls and would take out the one that was less compliant.It looks like your female is already coloring up though so hopefully things just need a little time.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:38 pm

badxgillen wrote:
that male is big.Do you have one male to one female ratio?I used to let the male go in with twp girls and would take out the one that was less compliant.It looks like your female is already coloring up though so hopefully things just need a little time.

Yeah it's one female in the tank, I added the other small female for a while but the one already in the tank got furious. She chased and harassed the newly introduced female away from the male every time she came to investigate him. I took her out after a day and placed her back into my 10gal quarantine tank. The pair seemed to bond really well over the intrusion of the other female and seem a lot closer.


Here is the smaller female i had in there for a day
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:34 pm

My Pink Convict already laid eggs, hope to see some wigglers soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:03 pm

NO WAY!AWESOME,that was fast.It looks like a nice little batch in there.They used the flower pot too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:51 pm

The pink convict has a pretty nice red color to it.Is that the male guarding the eggs?
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:31 am

The pink coloration is nice, is that a albino or a color morph?
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:54 pm

kelicruz wrote:
The pink coloration is nice, is that a albino or a color morph?
Not too sure, was sold as a Pink Convict
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:07 am

I have Wrigglers!!


I'm stoked! Razz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:32 am

They are so tiny Laughing Now the fun part,classic cichlid parenting.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:48 am

badxgillen wrote:
They are so tiny Laughing Now the fun part,classic cichlid parenting.

I have never gotten to experience Cichlids parenting before, should be fun to watch.
I just wish the pair in my room would lay eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:56 am

I have found that frozen mysis shrimp really conditions parents well.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:50 pm

kelicruz wrote:
I have found that frozen mysis shrimp really conditions parents well.

Oh I'll have to try that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:11 pm

Trying to take a pic a day, here is the next one of the Pink Convict Babies
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:45 pm

probably some of the nicest convicts I have seen.I might hit you up for one or two at some point.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:01 pm

Hmm those are some nice convicts. I have a few hybrid convicts in one of my 10 gal tanks....not as nice as those pink convicts you got there though....
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:11 pm

badxgillen wrote:
probably some of the nicest convicts I have seen.I might hit you up for one or two at some point.

Well these babies are going to need homes, your more than welcome to a few once they are older.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:23 pm

kelicruz wrote:
I have found that frozen mysis shrimp really conditions parents well.
Thanks a lot for that tip, in just a few days my pair that weren't breeding are now nested and i believe eggs are being laid already
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:03 pm

Congratulations on your breeding project.It always feels good to give back to the hobby with some captive raised fish or plants.Now you will have to make some dividers to keep the sizes separate.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:38 pm



Here is another Update on the Pink Convict Fry, the Black Convict's eggs are hard to get a shot of right now.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:48 am

Those parents must be busy.I remember when we had a convict family.The female would rarely eat because she wanted to protect the fry.And I recall the first batch of fry ate the second batch one day.Can you see any difference in coloration among the babies?
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:41 am

kelicruz wrote:
Those parents must be busy.I remember when we had a convict family.The female would rarely eat because she wanted to protect the fry.And I recall the first batch of fry ate the second batch one day.Can you see any difference in coloration among the babies?

I see a lot of pink coming in which is nice, the flash washed out all the color in the image here.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:59 am

There tiny...AND THERE EVERYWHERE!!!Time to start feeding them some baby brine and powdered foods.
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:28 pm

My convicts just layed eggs I'm so excited this my second fish to lay eggs I hope they make it
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PostSubject: Re: Convict Cichlids   Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:51 pm

Are they the blue and black?Any Pics?It's always exciting to get the first batch of eggs from a pair of fish.
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