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Old 05-29-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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breeding convicts

Ok well at first I had 4 convicts 2 males 2 females. I had one pair I moved the other really small male into another tank, but kept the female in. Once the pair that I had spawned and the fry hatched they ate them. So a couple of weeks later I saw some more eggs, but this time the male spawned with the other female I had, this time the fry survived but when I tried to move them to another tank they died. So now that female died after she had them. So I have 2 convicts now a male and a female, will these two ever spawn again? Is there anything I could do to encourage them to breed? Oh yeah and one last question since the male and female fight a lot too should I just sell one of them and get another one? And if you pick other in the poll please tell me what your other option is.
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Old 05-29-2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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they will spawn just give them time.use a dither fish.just feed them good and you will have fry in no time.
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I don't think that they will spawn again, because they always fight, you may be right but im just not sure that they will
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they will mine fight to.then they usually breed.You could always add one more female so the male dont bother just one female. How big is the male and female???
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Are your convicts a pair? Mine used to be but now they arent. I was thinking of putting another female in there, but the problem is that the male is 3.5 inches and the female is 3 inches. Im afraid if I mpu another female in there then she would be pushed around, because the convicts at the lfs and petsmart are usually 1 inch, 1.5 inches, or 2 inches. I am going to go to petsmart today to see if they have any bigger ones, unless someone knows of any place online to get big convicts.
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i Have a 4in male with a 3 in male with a 1-1/2 female and 2in female.the males will switch female they like to spawn with.i had a 3 in female but she keep eating the eggs.so i gave her away.the 2 in female will raise the eggs to free swimming then i usualy move them.and this is in a 55gal. I usualy have 2 pairs spawning at the same time.
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