Central American Cichlids • yellow tailed and barred convict

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Postby gage » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:49 pm

just a normal convict, I've sen lots like this before.
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Postby Izzydawg » Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:54 pm

I sure like them...
I'm in Canada too, could you pm me and let me know where to find them?
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Postby stuckinthemiddle » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:18 pm

I've never seen those Nano cons either, but Im new in the hobby and to this site. Where can I get a nano con? Or even a yellow one???
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Postby conoholic » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:44 pm

anyone else like them??
75 gallon:
convicts
2 gt
2 BB ( soon to sell back or give back )
3 FMs
1 pleco
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Postby RobD213 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:19 am

where are you planning on putting them? as judging by your signature your pretty overstoced already
Who knows what i have currently..........
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Postby lil mama » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:49 am

I think they are gorgeous! I would love to have a couple of them. I've never seen them for sale around here :(
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Postby CiChLiD LoVeR128 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:26 am

I've never seen those Nano cons either, but Im new in the hobby and to this site. Where can I get a nano con? Or even a yellow one???


Nano's are their own species. But they are closely related to Convicts and are in the same family Archo or Crypto whichever you prefer. They call them Yellow Convicts because they look similar to Convicts and are closely related. I have seen them for sale on:

http://www.tangledupincichlids.com
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Postby rmcder » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:55 pm

But the picture in the link doesn't look like nanoluteus. It looks like a con that has yellow where black should be. Isn't there a name for that situation - xanthic maybe?
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Postby Ded Revil » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:13 pm

rmcder wrote:But the picture in the link doesn't look like nanoluteus. It looks like a con that has yellow where black should be. Isn't there a name for that situation - xanthic maybe?

I've seen convicts similar to this before, so this variety may be loosely tied to a geographic variant of a highly variable species. Like other cons, it's probably mood-dependent and it's surely capable of getting darker if not fully black-banded. Somewhere along the line certain breeders may have bred for this trait, leading to the yellow-barred fish pictured here. Who knows?

Regardless, it's a very interesting fish....and I'd be very interested in seeing it in breeding dress!
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Postby conoholic » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:34 pm

my sig list has changed ALOT i have all cons now 7 cons one pair has formed already
75 gallon:
convicts
2 gt
2 BB ( soon to sell back or give back )
3 FMs
1 pleco
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Postby CiChLiD LoVeR128 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:51 pm

But the picture in the link doesn't look like nanoluteus. It looks like a con that has yellow where black should be. Isn't there a name for that situation - xanthic maybe?


Yes, I know. Conoholics cichlid is in fact a different color morph of Convicts. I didn't know what it looked like so I posted a picture of a Nano to see if it was the same fish. Obviously it wasn't. I just thought maybe it would be considering the title said yellow barred convict.


my sig list has changed ALOT i have all cons now 7 cons one pair has formed already


ALL in a 29 gal? :o Could you please tell us your current stocking and what all tanks are setup?
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Postby conoholic » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:40 pm

29 gallon:
one pair of black and yalllow barred con
5 other cons ( gonna get rid of )
and 10 gallon comming by next frieday
75 gallon:
convicts
2 gt
2 BB ( soon to sell back or give back )
3 FMs
1 pleco
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Postby con-man-dan » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:51 pm

stuckinthemiddle wrote:I've never seen those Nano cons either, but Im new in the hobby and to this site. Where can I get a nano con? Or even a yellow one???


I wouldn't recomend cryptoheros nanoluteus to begginers, this is not a very forgiving member of such a hardy species. I for one have never had luck out of 3 seperate pairs, and consider myself to be far from a noob lol no expert by any means. Every other species of crypto I have kept, has been with great success, except this one. There are many other crypto's however, that are very interesting and beautiful but have an easier learning curve.

As to the OP, those are regular convicts. The bars can change with mood. Its possible they're xanthic, but I've had regular cons wash out to this yellow before, and have the colors change quickly back to solid black. If they're truly xanthic, you won't know until they're breeding and the black doesnt appear.
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Postby conoholic » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:59 pm

well the male is in breeding mode and still have yellow bars
75 gallon:
convicts
2 gt
2 BB ( soon to sell back or give back )
3 FMs
1 pleco
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Postby thetim6 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:16 pm

I've never seen any convicts that looked like that. That's not to say they are rare or anything, but this is the first I have seen of a yellow barred convict.

Personally, I think that fish is very sweet and if I saw one I would start a 20L just to keep it! Haha
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