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Old 05-17-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Help ID & Sexing of Convicts

Got 4 "Convict" cichlids today to introduce into my well maintained and cycled tank as the only occupants. I intended only males (hope that's okay) but there are two that are different, but do not have rose/orange covered bellies, so not sure if they are slightly different markings, not convicts or perhaps females.

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Old 05-17-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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They are convicts, both look male to me. My female has the pink markings on her belly and the dorsal is very blue.
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They both look male based on the shape of the dorsal fin. Females have less flair and more evenly rounded with the body.


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Both are male. Females have a pink hue to their belly.

Edit: depending on tank size you may experience some heavy aggression as convicts are very mean and territorial. I keep a 1 inch male convict with a 4 inch Jack Dempsey and she leaves him alone because he's so mean.
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only males???


part of the fun of convict cichlids is that they breed like rabbits.
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only males???


part of the fun of convict cichlids is that they breed like rabbits.
Yea, I didn't want to end up with a bunch of fry I need to find a home for.
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