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    Breedign Convict Cichlids

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    Lori
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    Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by Lori on Tue 19 Jan 2010, 03:58

    Perhaps I am being impatient..Have had the new tank set up for about 3 weeks now.tank is set up with clay potsand plants.females have super red bellies(which I have learnerd one they are female and 2 the brighter it is the more redy she is.I have noticed 2 have paired off.Somewhat territorial but not too bad yet.No rearranging.They are about 3". Only thing I have not checked sicne I placed themin the tank is PH.Everything else seems almost perfect.I heard adding some cool water to the tank will get them started?Or am I just being impatient?
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    Re: Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by Cam on Tue 19 Jan 2010, 23:13

    I think your a little impatient:)haha,..these guys will breed in a bucket,..
    are they guarding the pots? Can u see inside, there may be eggs allready in there.

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    Re: Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by Lori on Wed 20 Jan 2010, 00:10

    Yeah I can see in the pots no eggs..*SIGH*..Impatient me.
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    Re: Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by burgh on Fri 22 Jan 2010, 13:44

    Just give it time, I bought a male and female and within two weeks they breed.
    Also, I only feed them once a day nuthing else. You probably will have to pull the second female out
    when the other lays eggs, and possibly the female that lays the eggs. My pair went at it a good bit, but
    the female held her ground. The male can kill the mother after she lays her eggs.


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    Re: Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by Lori on Sat 23 Jan 2010, 02:16

    Thanks Burgh..I wll definetley keep an eye on them
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    Re: Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by Metal Maniac on Sat 23 Jan 2010, 02:32

    Hope you get some eggs real soon Lori!


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    Re: Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by burgh on Sun 31 Jan 2010, 22:30

    No problem, also try giving them some pellets with high protein and turn the temp up a little.


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    Post by pboost on Mon 08 Feb 2010, 12:20

    Mine always breed right after a cold water change around 75 degrees from a temp of 79-81 ish. Do the water change at night and do this a couple times aweek there will be eggs soon enough.

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    Re: Breedign Convict Cichlids

    Post by Lori on Thu 11 Feb 2010, 00:27

    OK..So you all will get a laugh out of this.I turned the tank temp up to 80 both pairs seemed really aggressive towards eachother.So I moved 1 pair to my Red tank with the intentions they would be food.I did this about 2 weeks ago.I notived today the pair we acting really aggressive.Sure enough.EGGS! Right on a leaf.I left well enough alone.Played a little Xbox. About an hour later kids got home from school was telling trhem about the eggs.Went to show them.The P's ate the male convict(I assume bc he was showign so much aggression) and the female is still standing her ground with a pretty big gash on her side from the p's.At least I knwo I haven't done anythign wrong.but just last week in the P tank I did about a 50% water change and cleaned very well bc my hubby was coming home from Iraq and I wanted water tip top quality.*SIGH* Water change is due in my breeding tank.Keep your fingers crossed after the water change they lay some eggs.Or I can save a little of the fry from my P tank.

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