frances frances
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  • Posted on: 14/7/2008 12:24
Hi there, im new here #1
Hi there,
I am new to these forums,
I have a large cichlid tank that has some rather unconventional tank mates within but works really well with no problems at all strangely enough, I purchased the fish without first researching which ones shouldnt be housed together so was quite lucky that its been fine as they are all really quite large now.
I have 2 really huge angelfish, 1 firemouth, 1 zebra plec, 1 green terror, 2 convict fish and today much to my surprise about 100 baby convicts!!!
Im not quite sure how to deal with them really as they were so unexpected!!
Can anyone advise what the best course of action would be for these babies.
many thanks
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  • Posted on: 14/7/2008 14:12
Re: Hi there, im new here #2
hiya, welcome to the forum!
wow what a surprise! convicts are very prolific, so its probably a good thing you have larger fish in the tank, as you will find convicts are very hard to sell on, rehoming a few would be doable, but 100s will be a pain, yuo would proabably end up having to house them yourself, so it is best to leave all the fry in the tank, and let nature do its thing, but it is for the best as you wont want to become over run, i would suggest also keep an eye out for more eggs to control the amount of babies that will be produced.
got any pics of your tank? (just coz we like pics!)
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Re: Hi there, im new here #3
could you list the size of you fish please and as a convict keeper watch out for your other fish as when they have spawned they will become very territorial to the other fish
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frances frances
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Re: Hi there, im new here #4
ok, the convicts are the smallest at just over 2 inches each, the green terror is approx 6 inches, the 2 angels are 10 and 8 inches respectilvely bloody huge to me, the plec is just over 7 inches the firemouth is a tiddler at just under 3 inches, I will take some pics to post
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Re: Hi there, im new here #5
right ime going to be honest and this is for you good ime not trying to be mean

you are going to have to choose ime afraid or get three tanks they are your only options you fish are bays and no where near sexually developed enough they will soon grow and become very very territorial

the green terror well the name ses it all will and can kill everything in that tank when fully grown they should be kept by them shelve in very large tanks even the f emails will get it at times from a male

carsheat green terror
http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... sheet.php?caresheetID=173


the convicts and trust me from experience will become territorial and a fully grown male femail per will agen harass and take dawn anything other then the green terror agen a tank of their own and nothing els in their unless its a massive tank and i mean 200 gal plus

convict car sheat
http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... sheet.php?caresheetID=108


the fire moths and angle fish might get along also the pleck but the tank would have to be 55 gal minimum for long term health and to alaw territorial space

fire mouth car sheat
http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... sheet.php?caresheetID=109



please head my mornings ime not being mean but you need to sort this whilst ther young or believe me please all hell will let lose and you are going to have some very battered and stressed if not dead fish
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