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Old 06-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Convict male hiding

Hi, after my female convict beat the crap out of my male convict and killed it, i decided to go out and get a male much bigger than the last one that wouldnt take any crap from the female. But instead, the male (2") is hiding from the female (1") and i am worried they will not breed. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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Try to rearrange any decor. If that doesn't work, remove the female and let the male settle in
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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That's most irregular, a female convict killing a male and then battering one twice the size. If you like convicts i would trade the female you have and keep the male, get 3 new females and 2 males about 2 inches each and let them pair off. Once you have a good pair that are not too over the top aggressive, keep them and take the rest back.

Also, are you sure your female is a female. I've yet to see one which is as bad as you describe. I have one living in a community with mainly robust but peaceful fish, including some other cichlids, and she's been hardly any trouble at all.
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