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Old 09-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Question Baby convicts HELP!!

I have four convicts in a community tank and now all of the sudden there's hundreds of babies. What do I do with em and will the parents eat em or should I separate the fry from everyone? Also, i'm new to this site and not sure if i'm posting correctly so I apologize if im in an incorrect place.:
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #2
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I have four convicts in a community tank and now all of the sudden there's hundreds of babies. What do I do with em and will the parents eat em or should I separate the fry from everyone? Also, i'm new to this site and not sure if i'm posting correctly so I apologize if im in an incorrect place.:
Welcome! How many fish are in the tank? The parents can get very aggressive when protecting there babies. I know you said 4 victs but with what else? Are there hiding spots for the babies?
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I'm am not sure about these fish type but I would seperate to be safe.

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Chances are, your convicts will be able to take care of the fry on their own, unless there are some particularly aggressive fish in the tank. It is often easier to let the parents take care of the babies on their own, and its a lot of fun to watch.

The choice is yours.

Also frequent water changes are important at this stage. You really don't want nitrates to get above 15 or 20 ppm while you have eggs or fry, so you will probably have to change your water much more often than usual.
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Thank you sooo much for the advice. Also, about the water. My water always tests hard. I assume that is because I have well water. If the fish are acclimated to the hard water is it a problem or should I buy water for water changes in hopes bottled water is softer?
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Oh, also have a huge silver dollar (prob not what they are really called but you prob know what I mean) and two big angels, sucker fish, and a big spotted catfish of some kind.
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Thank you sooo much for the advice. Also, about the water. My water always tests hard. I assume that is because I have well water. If the fish are acclimated to the hard water is it a problem or should I buy water for water changes in hopes bottled water is softer?
Leave it IMO changing it will shock them. Convicts are EXTREMELY hardy fish they will and can adapt. Just keep your water parameters consistent and they will be fine.
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