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Old 12-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Convict Cichlids Eggs Gone

i have 2 convicts in a 10 gallon tank and i made a cave thing for them
and on Wednesday i noticed eggs (the female was in the cave mostly and
the male was just outside) but last night they were all gone. I've been
watching them and at first they were brown then they were
mostly white then they started disappearing. did they eat them? i cant find fry
anywhere

edit:
i just remember that this happened before
with the same fish in the same tank
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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i have 2 convicts in a 10 gallon tank and i made a cave thing for them
and on Wednesday i noticed eggs (the female was in the cave mostly and
the male was just outside) but last night they were all gone. I've been
watching them and at first they were brown then they were
mostly white then they started disappearing. did they eat them? i cant find fry
anywhere

edit:
i just remember that this happened before
with the same fish in the same tank
Well ill start by saying that a 10 gal is far too small even for one convict. A breeding pair really needs like a 55 gal. The cramped tank is most likely stressing them out and probably the reason they are eating them. It's a myth that fish will only grow to the size of the tank. Their spines and internal organs will keep growing and they will end up with serious health problems.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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55 min for them is as stretch... A breeding pair should be in nothing less then a 29g.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:11 AM   #4
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i'll look into getting a bigger tank
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