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Baby Convict Cichlids

Postby NickNickNick » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:08 pm

So I have a bunch (maybe 30-40) baby convict cichlids all around 2 months old and about the half the size of an American dime. Does anyone know what I can do with them? I only have a ten gallon tank so I definitely can't house them all and they're at a size where they're attempting to kill the female that I have in the tank. Any advice helps, thanks in advance!
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Re: Baby Convict Cichlids

Postby FunkyFish » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:14 am

Well you can contact a lfs or local aquarium society to see if there is any interest, but convicts probably aren't going to be easy to rehome in quantity.
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Re: Baby Convict Cichlids

Postby thornsja19 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:48 pm

Possibly give them to LFS or give to someone with something large and can use them as feeders. That's about it though, they're the rabbits of the cichlid world so they aren't easy to get rid of
60g 1 Gold Severum, 1 Electric Blue Acara, 1 Platinum Angel, 1 Firemouth, 4 Rainbow cichlid, 10 Tiger Barbs, 1 BN pleco, 1 ABN pleco
10g German Blue Ram pair
3.5g Male Betta, Dwarf Cory cat
3.5g Male Betta
All tanks have MTS and Assassin snails
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Re: Baby Convict Cichlids

Postby FireHorn123 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:00 pm

They are pretty much worthless at that size. I would use them as feeders.
40gB- (2)Gold Severum, (2)Guppies [Unfinished]
30gL-(2)Rainbow Cichlid Pair, (5)White Skirt Tetras [Finished]
29g- (2) Kribensis Pair (4) Mixed Cory Cats [Nearly Finished]
20gL- (1)Male Dwarf Gourami [Unfinished]
10g-Unoccupied
450g Fountain Pond-[HEAVY WORK IN PROGRESS]
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