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Old 07-02-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
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Please help asap surprise convict fry

Today i.came home from work and did the usally check the tanks. I.had a male and female convict in a 55 i.had no clue they mated. Me and my.gf went out to eat. When we arrived back home i.go stright to check my tanks. I notices a bunch of little specs floating. When i.got closer to the tank i relized it was fry. My questions are do i.remove them right away? If not how long. I also.got two gold severums and a green terror in the tank.


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Old 07-02-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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Are there any other fish in the tank?

If not could leave them in for awhile... In my one convict tank i have 2 litters of fry the older fry are on one side whom the mail is guarding and the youngest the female is guarding i do plan on moving the older fry to my outdoor pond since herring killed my goldfish though.


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Two severums and a green terror. None.of of them seem interested but that can change

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My issue would be the convicts taking the tank mates out more than losing fry. Convicts with younglings are a force to be reckoned with. Even a green terror could be terrorised to death by some parents.


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Really lol even if the green terror being.the king.of.the tank.? Hes.the biggest not.really addessive but hes deff the boss

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Seen convicts take on oscars and win; have the potential to live up to their name.


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Seen convicts take on oscars and win; have the potential to live up to their name.


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Thanks im going to leave them for as long as possible. I believe thier is 30-35 fry

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Let the other fish eat the fry. You'll have plenty more fry down the road


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Let the other fish eat the fry. You'll have plenty more fry down the road


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My local fish store will take them and my father wants a pair.

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The parents should protect the young, if your worried about the babies I would remove all fish except for the babies/parents. Wait until they get big enough to handle them remove them and put the others back in. I would however invest in another tank because convicts are like rabbits, they breed a lot!


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