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Old 06-10-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Just got a convict pair, i have some questions !:)

1st. Do they put eggs on slate rocks ?

2nd. How long do they take care of theyr fry before they go at it again ?(when i should take the fry out)

3rd. I have a 22 gallon tank and is it ok to put a divider in it and have the fry on the other side and parents on other side ?(wouldnt divide them until they go at it again), in that case wouldnt there be a possiblity to overstock the tank eventually?



Any convict tips appreciated ! and sorry for bad english.

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Old 06-10-2014, 03:49 PM   #2
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too be honest id think that dividing a 22g is a bit harsh for convicts realistically they arnt tiny fish and a 22g isnt big, so id buy an additional fry tank. as for the breeding aspect of them ive never kept them.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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Fry can be raised in 10 gallon tank yes, their parents no. A tank of 36" foot print would be my minimum for a breeding pair.

They can be very aggressive to each other and the male always wants to breed, the female needs to be ready. if the female has no where to run and hide
Till she gets ready fights are sure to be quite brutal and quite possibly brutal.
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Convicts are cave spawners so they probably won't spawn on slate.
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Eh, convicts are too picky on where they lay, I've seen them lay eggs on the wall of a tank a few times actually.
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Eh, convicts are too picky on where they lay, I've seen them lay eggs on the wall of a tank a few times actually.

Agreed and the female will sometimes even move them before they hatch onto a cleared substrate hole while fanning.
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Thank you all for the infromation, but what if i divide the tank so 1\3 goes to fry and 2\3 goes to the pair , and i would have top notch filter (180 gals per hour), and weekly 30-40 % water changes ?, thoughts ?
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Oh and the dimensions of the tank is : Length 31 inch ,depth 12 inch, height 16 inch
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What are your final plans with the fry? If you remove them from the parents they will keep having more fry every several weeks. Anywhere from like 60-150 each time.
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I will sell them as much as i can , but if i choose not to remove them , will they take a break from breeding again? I thought that eventually they would kill off the fry because they want a safe space to breed again... Am i wrong?
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