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Old 01-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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About to cycle my 30 gallon and hopefully get a pair of convicts. My question is what type of things do I need to know before I get them. I'm not getting any other fish. What should I feed them? How do I sex them?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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For food a good quality pellet and or flake like Hikari or New life Spectrum.If you have a pair you will soon know as they breed like rabbits from a very small size and the male will grow much faster than the female.You can use Cichlid stones or flowerpots for them to lay eggs in.
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Thanks do you know how sex them
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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Thanks do you know how sex them
Other than size and behaviour I'm afraid I can't help you.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:30 PM   #6
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males tend to be larger than females and some have elongated fins. the females usually have a pink or orange belly. the belly can be deceiving because of years of inbreeding and line breeding to achieve this trait in both sexes. garfy hit it on the head when he said they breed like rabbits. the first pair i owned, which happened to be the first fish I had ever owned, spawned within the first few hours after being acclimated to the tank.
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