Central American Cichlids • Let's see your convict type fish-> HRP's, myrnae, sajica,

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Let's see your convict type fish-> HRP's, myrnae, sajica,

Postby Cichlidman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:22 pm

I've started this topic to allow people to show off some of the most underrated fish, the convict types. Yes they're easy to breed, and yes they have cool personalities and colours. So lets get to it. Archocentrus, Cryptoheros, and Amatitlania.

Here's a couple of my Amatitlania siquia (Honduran Red Points)
Proven Pair
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Dominant male
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Yawning female
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Macro male
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Postby shef » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:32 pm

Here are mine:
Sajica
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Cutteri pair in breeding dress (I no longer have these, but do have a ton of their fry!)
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And here are some of my myrnae when I first got them
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Postby Cichlidman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:42 pm

Nice fish.

This group of fish has become fairly popular recently in the Peg.

I'll let you know about the cutteri fry. Definitely want some. =P

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Postby shef » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:40 pm

They have but it's still hard to sell fry! I think most peggers are still more into the african side of things! :lol: Take as many as you want! I need to shut that tank down :lol:
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Postby Cichlidman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:57 pm

Yea I hear you. I'll grab a few off ya. How many do you have left?

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Postby shef » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:10 pm

I haven't been able to count them as there are quite a few. I'd guess around 30 or so.
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Postby Hubbynz » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:35 pm

I was wondering if anyone had any links to so good info on the various con types as I can only find basic generic con info.
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Postby Cichlidman » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:13 pm

http://www.cichlidae.com/tank.php?id=305

Decent little article about Honduran Red Points by Ted Judy.

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Postby Cichlidman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:14 am

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Postby Hubbynz » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:17 am

here is my pair

don't have a clue what type of con they are...any ideas?

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Postby CiChLiD LoVeR128 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:35 am

Yours are regular Black Convicts

Why are we refering HRP's, Sajica's, Myrnae, Cutteri as Convict types? These are seperate species. Yes, the are related but that doesn't mean that they are all Convict varieties. Convict is a seperate species from all the other.
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Postby Hubbynz » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:38 am

lol thats what I thought
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Postby dwarfpike » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:58 am

Ah common names.

Convict group includes the 4 described convict species as well as the undescribed HRP in Amatitlania.

The yellow convict group includes the other species in the genus Cryptoheros, including nano's, cutteri, septs, myrnae, ect ect.

Previously they were all in one genus and simply called 'convicts' ... much like the 'blue acara' group includes the various species of both blue acaras as well as green terrors.
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Postby Cichlidman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:30 pm

Wow, exactly how I would have said it dwarfpike. :wink: I should have put convict-like or convict relatives.

Oh well...everyone clear now?

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Postby CiChLiD LoVeR128 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:00 pm

I suppose I am clear. I don't bother with Scientific names or this

Convict group includes the 4 described convict species as well as the undescribed HRP in Amatitlania.

The yellow convict group includes the other species in the genus Cryptoheros, including nano's, cutteri, septs, myrnae, ect ect.



I just go by what I know them as like Sajica, Cutteri, Convicts, Myrnae, HRP and then I add their old family name Archocentrus or Cryptohero's. It's just too confusing otherwise!
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