Central American Cichlids • Tank Set-up for Cons...

Discussion regarding only Central American Cichlid species. (Guapotes, Jack Dempseys, Red Devils, Firemouths, Convicts, Texas Cichlids, etc.)

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Postby ahud » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:38 pm

I just keep mine in communities, you get to see the fun parental care and the fry get eaten after a few weeks.

Also, people are constantly talking about what to do with convict fry. ALMOST EVERY other central American is the same way. Centrals have tons of fry, you can only give so many to the LFS and you can only sell so many as well. So fry removal should not be the main concern for keeping cons, if you are keeping your fish healthy you will have that problem with the majority of fish.
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Postby monisaab » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:44 am

thanks guys for the advice...

its my first convict spawn so I wanted to save the fry... but after reading your posts I've decided to leave them with the parents...

BTW how long will the parents care for the fry before getting ready for the next spawn and eating them???
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