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Old 04-03-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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is there a problem with a female convict cichlid being small

is there a problem with a female convict cichlid being to small and will the other mate be agressive for very long during the growth period.it seems like the larger mate is acting as if the tank is his/hers.can you give me any answers?
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Old 04-03-2005, 09:55 AM   #2
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What size tank, how many fish, and how big are the Cons?
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Old 04-03-2005, 04:08 PM   #3
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a 20 gallon tank but i am planning i getting a 40 or 50 for them. the small one is about an inch or less and the big one is about a inch and a half.Just two fish in the tank at the moment
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:48 AM   #4
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You should be OK with those. Cons are a pretty aggressive fish and sometimes things just don't work out. Just make sure you definitley have a male and female. Females have orange pathes on the stomach, males don't
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He may not be interrested in mating yet. Mine were 2" to 2 1/2" before she finally laid eggs. But once they were a couple look out. I had other cichlids in the tank, the two of them together became the top dogs. I hadn't planned on breeding them, it just happened. It was really cool when the fry hatched, luckily she had laid them on an unused airstone and i moved it to another tank before they became a meal.
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He may not be interrested in mating yet. Mine were 2" to 2 1/2" before she finally laid eggs. But once they were a couple look out. I had other cichlids in the tank, the two of them together became the top dogs. I hadn't planned on breeding them, it just happened. It was really cool when the fry hatched, luckily she had laid them on an unused airstone and i moved it to another tank before they became a meal.
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He may not be interrested in mating yet. Mine were 2" to 2 1/2" before she finally laid eggs. But once they were a couple look out. I had other cichlids in the tank, the two of them together became the top dogs. I hadn't planned on breeding them, it just happened. It was really cool when the fry hatched, luckily she had laid them on an unused airstone and i moved it to another tank before they became a meal.
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I think it would be fine that way.

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