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Old 08-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Whats my convicts up to?

I have what I think are a male and female convicts moving the gravel around in my tank, they are picking them up in there mouths and moving other fish away from that part of the tank.
What are they up to? Do they lay eggs?
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I have what I think are a male and female convicts moving the gravel around in my tank, they are picking them up in there mouths and moving other fish away from that part of the tank.
What are they up to? Do they lay eggs?
They are clearing a spot to lay eggs. Depending on what you have in the tank with them the likelihood of them surviving the convicts wrath is slim.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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I have some tetras in with it and a copy of cat fish will they be ok do u think?
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:09 AM   #4
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No they'll likely get beat up pretty severely if they wander anywhere near the nesting site.

Best way to prevent this is to move your convicts into their own tank, sell them, or only keep one. They are pretty neat fish but once they start breeding they literally won't stop and they'll beat up/kill anything that gets too close
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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I had a 90G with convicts that bred. Nothing disastrous happened. But that's a 90G what size tank do you have? If its between 10-29 then you will certainly have some issues. Maybe even a 40G would have problems. In my 90 the curious fish learned their lesson and never ventured to that part of the tank. No fish died.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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It's a 125 ltr tank not sure what that is in gallons. I don't have another tank to put them in, so looks like I may have to get rid, it's a shame tho cos they look amazing.
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