Con's in my 20g tank

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I have a pair of con's in my tank now. They are abaoultly awesome fish! Not sure how old they are, the guy at my LFS traded them to me. They seem to love the new tank. Its great how they recognize me and show off in front of the tank when I'm around!







Any recomdations, ideas, suggestions?
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Con's in my 20g tank

I love convicts .... But they are baby machines - I mean it'll get out of hand issue. You'll want to watch them when they're breeding.... The female Will get quite nasty with the male and will beat him badly. My female killed my male after laying eggs.
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AV8R replied the topic: Re:Con's in my 20g tank

The male shows some agressiom to the female, but they seem to be calming down more each day. I can't wait to have all the babies! Will be neat to see
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Con's in my 20g tank

Cons are great. Tough little guys too
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DBLN8 replied the topic: Re:Con's in my 20g tank

AV8R wrote: The male shows some agressiom to the female, but they seem to be calming down more each day. I can't wait to have all the babies! Will be neat to see


Be careful what you wish for :laugh: you will be over run with the little buggers in no time.
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AV8R replied the topic: Re:Con's in my 20g tank

I imagine it will be fun the first few times. I will take the fry to my LFS to give to the owner as soon as they are old enough
Do you guys think the rock cave I have in the tank will be good enough for them to breed?
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:Con's in my 20g tank

they will breed in any situation....but the cave is definitely enough. frys do grow super fast - you'll need another tank for the fry, since parents will kill the fry's off with new babies on the way. you can start a nice relationship with you LFS with the amount of convicts you'll give them.
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Goranothos replied the topic: Con's in my 20g tank

You know what they say about how difficult it is to breed Convicts...."just add water". ;)

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gorgoroth replied the topic: Con's in my 20g tank

solution to that: add ancistrus to make eggs dissapear

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AV8R replied the topic: Re:Con's in my 20g tank

Well babies didn't take long. The female laid eggs on Saturday and now they are hatching. How cool! The male is super protective. Gets aggressive even when I come by the tank, he likes to attack the glass
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