Hello, Just wanted to drop
you a line and say thanks
for your website, I have
a pair of gold Severums
and a pair of pink cichlids,
they both decided to breed
at the same time, I had
what seemed like 1000 babies
in my tank and no clue as
to how to care for them,
after 2 hours of searching
the web I found your site
and had my answers in about
Thank you again
Dawn. Congratulations on spawning both your Severums
and your Pink Convicts. We're glad to know that
AquariumFish.net has helped you take care of your
we have 2 convicts 1 firemouth
in the same tank just bought
them at xmas came
home last night and there
are tons of babys we dont
know what to do or very
much about this kind of
fish. the convicts are bulling
the fire mouth in the top
corner of the tank.
we dont know how to care
for the babies? or should
all the big fish be removed?
what they eat eat any help
you can give would be appreceated
Your Convicts have babies, and by breeding these
fish you have proved that you gave them excellent
care, because they will only breed when all the
conditions are just right. Congratulations again.
The pair of Convicts will do their best to protect
their babies. If there are too many fish in aquarium,
or if those fish are too large, the pair of Convicts
may not be able to protect their babies.
So this is a case where you will need to watch the
pair without disturbing them to see if they are
able to protect their babies. If you see they are
having trouble, then you should gently remove the
fish that are bothering them.
was taken by Mark S. of his aquarium
with Black Convict Cichlids. This picture
is used here with Mark's permission.
shown above, has a nice big pile of rocks
and lots of brown gravel. There are two Black Convict
Cichlids that have dug the gravel out from under
the rocks to make a cave, where they can lay eggs
and protect their babies.
top of aquarium in the above picture are two Aquarium
Net Breeders, which have been assembled and put
inside the aquarium. These Aquarium Net Breeders
are good places to keep baby fish, until the babies
are big enough to survive in an aquarium with larger
here for more information about Aquarium Net
was also taken by Mark S. of his
aquarium with Black Convict Cichlids.
Here you can see Mark's pair of Convicts
in front of the cave that they dug under
was also taken by Mark S. of his
Pink Convict Cichlids. Here you can
see Mark's pair of Pink Convicts in
front of the cave that they dug under
Pink Convicts are a color variety of the naturally
occurring Convict Cichlids, that are sometimes called
Wild or Black Convict Cichlids. The Wild Black Convicts
have a pattern of dark vertically bars on their
bodies. Breeding them is virtually identical with
breeding Pink Convicts. The Pink Convicts and the
Wild Black Convicts are the same species of fish,
and they will breed with each other.
Good Page. I
under the Black
and it had a
box that said
you didn't have
a picture yet.
If you want
you can use
i attached to
you, Josh, for the picture of the Black Convict
Cichlid. I see some orange on it's belly, which
might indicate that it's a female. But I also see
its fins are pointed, which might indicate it's
a male. Do you know the gender of this fish?
How can u tell if a black
convict is male or female?
I have a dark black convict
and a light kinda gray black
convict which is the male?
which is the female?
Thanx a bunch,
Hello Michael. I know of three methods. Generally
male Cichlids have longer more pointed fins than
females. Also male Cichlids tend to have bump on
their head above their eyes that females do not
Specifically in the
case of Convict Cichlids females often have some
orange marking on the belly that males do not have.
But I don't think being dark or light is helpful
in determining the gender.
Found your site
a little over a
week ago, My convicts
have had several
egg lays but within
days of the hatch
the fry dissapeared,
because of your
site I enclose these pictures of my now
1 week old fry,
who are doing exceptionally
well on their own.
Never thought about
setting up a seperate
tank for the fry,
1st time this has
ever happened before,
hey usually got
along fine in the
main tank untill
now. They seem to
be growing well,
fed on soft boiled
egg yolk disolved
in water. You have
permission to use
photos if you like.
Harold. Congratulations on the baby Convicts. Thank
you for the picture.
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