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So I got a new convict female today and she is already paired up with a nice size mail, that was really fast. No eggs yet but I don't think it will be long, they already claimed half the tank :)

Here are some pics of her she is my most colorful female and only about 1-1.5 inches long!


 

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Your welcome! I have about 5 females but she is by far the most colorful so i wanted to share hre beauty :)
 

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great color...
 

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I have 2 pairs of convicts, 8 total but only 4 have paired (making 2 pairs), and I can definatly tell they paired up because they are GLUED to their females, who both have reallly round red bellies, and chase any additional fish off togeather. They are in a 55 with EXCELLENT hide outs, and the 2 pairs have litterally split the tank in half, one pair on one side and other on the other side. Had them about 3 weeks, the two males are about 3 inces and the females are a good 2.5 or better. WHY ARE THEY NOT BREEDING?
 

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Try a large 50% water change with slightly cooler water.

...Bill
 

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ahhhhh!!!! SO I did a 50% water change at 5 this morning and my 7:30 I HAVE EGGS!!!!

nick and nora, my first pair, are nesting over about 250 little eggs stuck on a rock in the b ack of my tank.

THANKS YOU so much!

I am sooooo excited, MY FIRST BABIES!

 

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Ok...I have a 55 tank with some new eggs layed litterally about 9 hours ago....so when shold I take these babies out and put them in their own tank? While they are still in their yolk or what? I would like to keep a few but not all 200+. THe 55 has 8 juvy convicts an oscar and a F8 puffer.
 

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If you only want to keep a few then leave the babies with the parents. They'll bond stronger and and will take good care of the babies for a while.

When you see the numbers start to dwindle down, you can then pull some of the fry to keep. Most likely 5-6 weeks maybe a little longer.
 

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Wow! She's gorgeous. Congrats on the fry.
 

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jason_nj said:
If you only want to keep a few then leave the babies with the parents. They'll bond stronger and and will take good care of the babies for a while.

When you see the numbers start to dwindle down, you can then pull some of the fry to keep. Most likely 5-6 weeks maybe a little longer.
Yes. Jason is correct.

Especially their first spawn. Let them learn. They will spawn again.

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Ok so got a quick question...

the pretty female had her eggs, they fell off the rock and are now wiggling around.....she doesn't want to eat them that I can tell but there are fewer in number than when she started, and she is probably not a good momma, she leaves them all the time and leaves them un=attended? Should I take them? I have a guy that wants HER babies because they might be beautiful like their momma lol....so don't want to loosa any more she is down to like 15 eggs out of 50-60ish? I have a breeding net to put in the tank, can I put them in there or no?
 

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If they are wigglers you can take them, they'll be fine in the breeding net. I wouldn't worry either way, they'll breed again and they'll get better at taking care of the fry.
 
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