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  1. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Hi! New member here. One of my convicts has been very inactive and constantly in his hiding hole. Unusual for him. Today I noticed him on his side and moved him to a small “hospital tank” - his right fin looks red and swollen. He swims to eat and to get away from me and the other fish, but it...
  2. Central American Cichlids
    Hi there! First post here so I apologize if this is the wrong section. I have a 75 gallon with a male angel and a male convict, along with 10 danios as dithers, a blue phantom pleco and Spotted Raphael Catfish. The angel and convict were bred by me and grew up together as fry (an experiment to...
  3. Central American Cichlids
    Hey new to having convict cichlids, and just wondering why two of them have dug and spit out rocks from one of the aquarium decor. They both seem to stay close by and get very aggressive towards any other fish coming near there area. Once in awhile the smaller of the two will swim away but not...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Cryptoheros nanoluteus. Photo by Dave Hansen Cryptoheros nanoluteus is a small cichlid from the fast moving rivers of Panama. It is sometimes called the yellow convict and is found in the same habitat as the better known convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata). As popularity goes, these two...
  5. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Convict cichlids. Photo by Deanpemberton CC BY-SA 3.0 A study involving Amatitlania nigrofasciata, commonly known as the convict cichlid, has shown a flaw in past aggression studies. It seems that some fish aren't so easily fooled by their own reflections. Mirrors have been used in studies to...
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