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Old 07-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hey guys I just got some new black convicts yesterday and I have noticed some orange dots on one of them! If anyone knows what this is I will greatly appreciate it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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the orange belly will usually mean the fish is a female
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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the orange belly will usually mean the fish is a female
X2 the female cons are usually more colorful than the males. The belly will be red/orange and will have multi-colored dorsal fin
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the orange belly will usually mean the fish is a female
x3 the orange redish spot on both sides of the fish means he's a she, and get ready for LOTS if babies lol.
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x3 the orange redish spot on both sides of the fish means he's a she, and get ready for LOTS if babies lol.
So you are telling me that my fish is about to have babies?
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X2 the female cons are usually more colorful than the males. The belly will be red/orange and will have multi-colored dorsal fin
So now I have two of them so does that mean my other one is a male because it does not have the orange on it?
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so now i have two of them so does that mean my other one is a male because it does not have the orange on it?
post a pic and we'll let you know. If it is a male, then yes, there will be babies in your near future.
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So you are telling me that my fish is about to have babies?
No, but you will soon, they breed about once a month and you'll have more babies than you can give away in no time lol
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post a pic and we'll let you know. If it is a male, then yes, there will be babies in your near future.
That is the other one
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In all probability you will soon be a proud parent to several baby convicts
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No, but you will soon, they breed about once a month and you'll have more babies than you can give away in no time lol
Will they eat their babies and do they lay eggs? I also have a blood parrot fish will it eat their babies?
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Will they eat their babies and do they lay eggs? I also have a blood parrot fish will it eat their babies?
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Will they eat their babies and do they lay eggs? I also have a blood parrot fish will it eat their babies?
First thing you should know about convicts is they're tough little bastards, they feisty enough to hold off my 4" vanilla cray an they take **** from no one lol secondly they're mouth brooders, so yes they lay eggs for a moment but they the female scoops them up once the makes fertilized them.
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First thing you should know about convicts is they're tough little bastards, they feisty enough to hold off my 4" vanilla cray an they take **** from no one lol secondly they're mouth brooders, so yes they lay eggs for a moment but they the female scoops them up once the makes fertilized them.
Do I have to strip them or does the female release them on here own?
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Will they eat their babies and do they lay eggs? I also have a blood parrot fish will it eat their babies?
convicts are very good parents and will defend their fry to the death. if your blood parrot gets too close, believe me, it will get what it deserves. a good ole fashion, passionate, butt whoopin!!!! you may have to separate the male from the female and fry at some point due to the fact that he will be ready to spawn again before the she will be ready to stop caring for the fry. he could end up beating her pretty badly.
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First thing you should know about convicts is they're tough little bastards, they feisty enough to hold off my 4" vanilla cray an they take **** from no one lol secondly they're mouth brooders, so yes they lay eggs for a moment but they the female scoops them up once the makes fertilized them.
convicts are not mouthbrooders! they are egg layers. the female lays her eggs and the male fertilizes. only time the eggs will be scooped up will be to move them to a safer spot or in the worst case they decide to eat them.
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Do I have to strip them or does the female release them on here own?
see my last post^^^^^
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see my last post^^^^^
How will I move the eggs?
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convicts are not mouthbrooders! they are egg layers. the female lays her eggs and the male fertilizes. only time the eggs will be scooped up will be to move them to a safer spot or in the worst case they decide to eat them.
Well, shows me something huh lol I have a little cave insert in my tank and that's where they "reside" once a month, all I see is them get scooped up, and disappear into the cave and wiggled come out. I learned something new today, awesome!
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How will I move the eggs?
You never touch them, they do.
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