Central American Cichlids • Convict Eggs

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Convict Eggs

Postby rosalia314 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:46 pm

My con laid eggs. First time I saw them on the underside of a cave was Monday. Yesterday (Thursday) i believe the female moved them to an area of the cage that I cant see. Should they be wrigglers by now and will they stick to upper part of a cave while being wigglers? I ask because the mom has completely cleared all gravel under the cave to a bare bottom and no sign of wrigglers at the bottom of tank and no gravel for them to be in. Prior to moving the eggs im pretty sure i saw dots forming in the eggs which I assume are eyes.

Its friday night and shes still in the cave guarding it.
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Re: Convict Eggs

Postby Old Newbie » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:34 pm

When I had Convicts the eggs would usually hatch after 3 -5 days and the parents would move the fry to a hole that they dug and keep them there for a few days until they started to venture out on their own.
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Re: Convict Eggs

Postby rosalia314 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:07 pm

That is in fact what happened, however it took until this morning to see fry. The mother must have moved them and now I can see swimmers. So total process took 7 days (egg to fry) They are now huddled together but I did see a few try to venture away from the group. The mother has once again rounded them up.
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