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Page 4 about
Breeding Convict Cichlids
and How to Raise the Fry

This page contains more Customer Comments and our Replies about how to breed Convict Cichlids and raise the baby fish. Click here to go back to the previous page in this discussion.


Customer Comments

Dear A/ My name is Ronnie S. I live in Bakersfield, Ca. And my question to you is! When convict cichlids pair off, do they pair off for life or does the male take care of multiple females? I have 2 aquariums, 1- 30 gal.and 1-25 gal. And in both tanks I have tons of fry.
In my 25 gal. tank the female seems to be pretty much on her own. Whereas in my 30 gal. tank the males are helping the females take care of and watch out for the fry. And why do they change so many different colors? Black/white to almost solid black to almost solid white.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerly: (And truly confused.)
Ronnie S.
Bakersfield, Calif.
Reply. Hello Ronnie. A Convict Cichlid male and female can form a strong pair bond that may last a long time, unlike the Mbuna Cichlids of Lake Malawi, that spawn and then the male chases the female away. Click here for more information about Mbuna Cichlids.
Rarely I have seen a male Convict Cichlid leave a female after spawning with her and then spawn with another female Convict. so occasionally unusual things happen.
Cichlids change color patterns to send signals to other Convicts and other species of fish. The signal may say, "I'm ready to spawn.", or "Stay away from me, because I have babies.", etc. Other fish recognize these signals.

Customer Comments

Pink Female and Barred Male Convict Cichlid pair.   Sam's pair of Pink Convict Cichlids with the pink and orange female on the left, and the vertically barred male on the right.
after looking for site about convicts a came across your site excellent site ... ive just bought these convicts and after reading about convicts in your site i just had to start bredding them ive got the in a 100L tank on there own and a single flower pot...
at first they didn't get along know there mates for life...i have sent some pictures of my convicts the female is an albino con and the male in a zebra type convict in the picture the female is pregnant orange on her sides soon to lay her eegs as she dose i'll be taking pictures of these interesting fish...
thank you for the information on your site it helped me with my bredding con's...if you have decidded to put these pictures on your site plz let me know as i would like to have a look thank you
i'll keep cheeking ....
sam australia
Reply. Hello Sam. Thank you for the interesting picture of your pair of Convict Cichlids. They are two color variations of the same species, and so can breed and produce baby Convicts.

Customer Comments

About a month ago we purchased two cichlids from our local pet store, one is a Jack Dempsey, the other is a pink convict. These two fish are in a 38 gallon aquarium with a variety of other fish, including a red tiger oscar, different types of gouramis, a red pacu, two tinfoil barbs, a two bala sharks, two silver dollars, a dragon fish and an algae eater.
After coming home from work tonight we saw that we now have about 100+ fry swimming around in a group. The proud parents seem to be the Jack Dempsey and the pink convict.
I was reading your article on breeding cichlid's, it was very helpful. I'm just curious now if two different types of cichlids breed (like we have in our tank) what will the babies look like when they get older? Any ideas?
We?ve found your website very helpful in starting our fish tank, and watching it grow. Any ideas or advice you can give us on raising our new babies would be greatly appreciated, ...
Devon and Shaun
Reply. Hello Devon and Shaun. Thank you for your email and the details about your fish.
First I should say that your Jack Dempsey and your Pink Convict are separate Cichlid Species. So they are in the same family, but they are different species.
Your Jack Dempsey has the scientific name Cichlasoma octofasciatum, which has apparently been changed in the last few years to Nandopsis octofasciatum.
Your Pink Convict is a Cichlasoma nigrofaciatum, which has also been changed in the last few year to Archocentrus nigrofasciatus. If so, your Jack Dempsey and Pink Convict are no longer even in the same genus.
Like a horses and donkeys interbreed to produce mules, Jack Dempseys and Convicts will frequently interbreed to produce hybrid babies. These babies can be raised in the same way Convicts are raised. Click here for more information about raising baby Convict Cichlids.
Several years ago I saw some Jack Dempsey and Convict Cichlid hybrids, but I can't remember what they look like now. I apologize if this disappoints you.
If you raise some of the babies, I would appreciate a picture from you, which I will post here on this site, so we can all see them.

Customer Comments

I just wanted to thank you for the great information on your website. I have a pair of Convict cichlids alone in a 20-gallon tank, and they laid eggs, and now the babies are about 3 weeks old, and getting bigger by the day!
With the information I got on your website, I have been able to take good care of them and I don't think I've lost any at all! They are finally even getting their parents shape now.
Three pet stores in my area are anxiously awaiting the babies when they are old enough to go, so I will spread the wealth of my breeding fish.
Thank you, without the information I got off your site, I probably would not have had so many survivors (at least 100 of them). Thank you for a great site.
Cyrene S.
Reply. Hello Cyrene. Thank you for the information about your pair of Convict Cichlids and their babies. We're glad you made good use of the information in this web site. Congratulations on successfully spawning your Convicts!
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