Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-31-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: nsw, sydney
Posts: 17
Can someone tell me what fish this is?

Hi I got given this fish today ( see pic in attachments) I got given a creating pair a male and female the male is about 10cm long and female is about 7 cm long I'm just trying to find out how to care for them the person I got them off didn't know what they were and only had a very small tank so I have put them in my 30 gal by them selfs.

Any help will be great thank you
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4091211407.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	46.9 KB
ID:	45888   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1411771948.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	45.1 KB
ID:	45889  

__________________

__________________
Kano say's
kano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mogurako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: US, Washington state
Posts: 4,449
Look like convict cichlids to me.
__________________

__________________
Mogurako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
Great white snark
 
DragonFish71's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 6,563
Convicts are very easy to care for.

First off, if you plan to keep them, go for a larger tank. They tend to get rough with each other (even when not spawning) When they are spawning or caring for the eggs and wigglers, the aggression level rises. Other fish are at risk for being beaten up.

Give them hiding places. I find that knocking the bottom out of unused terra cotta flower pots makes excellent caves for them.

Keep their water clean.

Not picky eaters. When I bred them I always fed a good staple food with treats every couple of days. Frozen beefheart, frozen blood worms, frozen krill or plankton.
__________________
Jamie.... "The fingers of natural selection are hovering over the delete button."
AA community rules: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules

AA ToS
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/misc.php?do=sknetwork&page=tos
DragonFish71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
KreativJustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North East, Indiana
Posts: 216
Def convict cichlids and they are very cool ones at that.
__________________
KreativJustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 05:17 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: nsw, sydney
Posts: 17
Ok thank you, yea there nice looking fish now I'm going to have to research them too see how to look after/breed them
__________________
Kano say's
kano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Cichildlife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,146
I have had these, they are like rabbits, breed easy nd alot! The way you tell them apart is the female has read aross her side, tummy area, so u deffinently have a pair good luck
__________________
Cichildlife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 06:22 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: nsw, sydney
Posts: 17
Thanks for all the help guys, can I put the two convicts in with my Oscar in the 4 foot tank? Or with the oscar try to eat them and then stress them out?
__________________
Kano say's
kano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 06:42 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rich311k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
Many times oscars and convicts work well together. Just have a back up plan if your oscar decides he does not need roommates.
__________________
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2011, 06:48 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
kano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: nsw, sydney
Posts: 17
Ok maybe if I change the tank around so the Oscar thinks it's a new tank
__________________

__________________
Kano say's
kano is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article: What You Should Know About Fish Nutrition Fishguy2727 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 02-01-2012 09:41 AM
Need some fish wisdom, help, advice, anything!!! oppida Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 20 07-28-2011 04:09 AM
Learned about water cycling... after I got the fish. nicolebsb Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 6 07-22-2011 10:44 AM
New, Angel Fish Question. Pitluvs Cichlid Discussion 4 07-20-2011 04:19 PM
My fish are staying at the top of the tank.... drhorrible Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 07-14-2011 04:55 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.