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Name: convict world

Size/Category 29-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

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Lighting: standard flouro

Filtration: aquaclear powerfilter


Other Accessories: 6 convict cichlids

natural gravel and finer grain white gravel

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left you a vote have a greatt weekend

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02/28/2009 06:46.29 PM Report This Comment
Great tank!!! i have 2 breeding convicts also. mine had fry 3 times but i put them in a seperate 5 gallon tank and most died:-( what did u do with all the fry? Heres a vote!~!~!

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04/19/2008 11:57.52 PM Report This Comment
nice fish
your fish are beautifully colored.

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12/15/2007 03:26.28 PM Report This Comment
I like the convicts they are cool.....

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12/13/2007 04:55.39 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the visit
Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment. I totally dig the convicts and they look very happy and healthy in your tank. I've also had a look at your other tank and I like it, see you've got a yellow tang.
Cheers! Stokes

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10/18/2007 07:43.53 AM Report This Comment
what are you doing with all the convict babys! i just raised about 30 of those little guys, very fun to watch grow.

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10/10/2007 06:35.17 PM Report This Comment
your right
lisa did it, not me but i guess i should have cought it.

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10/10/2007 06:33.30 PM Report This Comment
that is a beautiful tank. Great job you can see the hard work you put in to it.

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10/09/2007 02:59.32 PM Report This Comment
Well my attempts to breed convicts have paid off. Hundreds of fry have appeared.

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10/07/2007 12:19.44 PM Report This Comment
No problem feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or problems.

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09/16/2007 11:55.38 AM Report This Comment
angelfish are pretty cool but they die easely and get kind of boreing after a wile

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09/15/2007 04:12.03 PM Report This Comment
To make things easier for when they spawn. I would take the two females and the two largest showing no signs of color, keep those together and separate the others. When a pair spawns they are very aggressive towards any intruders. If the others are left together, the smaller convicts who haven’t paired will be the pairs first target. For territory reasons, they say to allow 20 gallons of tank per breeding pair if more then one pair are housed together. This I however haven’t found very useful and I believe it all has to do with how your tanks arranged. For instants a tank with many areas to breed (rocks, caves, flower pots, ect.) and a lot of coverage can house more pairs then a tank 10 gallons bigger with little coverage and fewer breeding sites. I wouldn’t bother adding the clay flower pots, stacked slate in my opinion should work even better then the flowerpots.

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09/15/2007 05:57.21 AM Report This Comment
cool tank
nice tank and a vote

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09/14/2007 04:28.50 AM Report This Comment
29 gallon convict, what a coincidence, jsut like m!

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09/13/2007 05:23.27 PM Report This Comment
09/13/2007 05:19.24 PM Report This Comment
Nice photos of your convicts...have you any plans to try and see if they will breed?

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09/13/2007 02:53.13 PM Report This Comment
Convicts by far have to be the easiest fish I've bred. First make sure you have a pair, the female when sexually mature will have some orange or red near her belly. Next sit back and you should see some eggs in a few weeks (if it even takes that long). Convict prefer to bred in private areas so be sure your tank has lots of trees and/or hiding places. Also most convict will lay their eggs in clay flower pots that are tipped on their side, so it would be a wise idea to add a few. I would recommend that you only use a sponge filter when breeding. I prefer not to use gravel in my breeding tank, it makes cleaning more difficult and a lot of times babies will swim under and get crushed.

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09/13/2007 05:42.21 AM Report This Comment
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