PetFish.Net
The Premier Pet Fish Wesite - Established 1996
↓ MENU

Black Convict

Image
Black Convict pair © Ani
By: cemc
 
Common Name: Black Convict
Latin Name: Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum
Origin: Central America
Temperature: 68-82°F - 20-28°C
Ease Of Keeping: Easy
Aggressivness: Aggressive
Lighting: Dim-bright
Adult Size: 6 inches - 15cm
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Feeding: Flakes,live food as treats.
Spawning Method: Egg Layer
Comments: This article is all about breeding convicts and raising the fry.
 
Convicts start to breed when they are an inch long.
They can have up to 100-200 eggs per batch.
Good parents in general. In some cases parents have to be taken out.
I personally raised 120 fry in a 10 gallon tank and eight months later they are now in a 20 gallon tank.
Fry eat crushed flakes and baby brine shrimp.
The fry need hiding spots and plants are optional but they do better with them.
My convicts DID breed successfully without a heater. They do need a good filter.
I had gravel in my tank but that killed some of my small fry. From 120 to 100.
WHEN BREEDING A PAIR OF CONVICTS AFTER THERE DONE IF THE MALE SEEMS TO BE BEATING UP THE FEMALE TAKE HER OUT! HE WILL KILL HER!
I didn't condition my pair.
Convicts just like to spawn.
But if you want to condition them they will take almost any live or frozen food.
There very active fish and alot of fun to watch.
Please DO NOT mix goldfish with convicts. THEY WILL BE MASSACRED.
 

Comments

Name : bob
Comments : I have two breeding pairs each laying claim to half of a 90 gallon tank with an 8" aquatic turtle and 10inch pleco. The convicts have successfully protected their fry from all of the goldfish, the turtle, and the pleco. They are very territorial and aggressive when they have fry. The breeding pair also forms very strong bonds. It's highly unlikely the males will ever attack the females.


Articles Index / Cichlids Index
This article has been viewed 16183 times

Site Index / Articles Index / Product Reviews

Or just read a Random Article


 


 

 
Cash Us On:

FacebookVisit PetFish.Net On Facebook YouTubePetFish.Net Videos On YouTube TwitterVisit PetFish.Net On Twitter Google PlusVisit PetFish.Net On Google+ RedditVisit PetFish.Net On Reddit PinterestVisit PetFish.Net On Pinterest

How Bou Dah?

Menu

PetFish Index
About Us
Contact Us
FAQ
Links

All Articles Index

The Fish
Anabantoids
Barbs, Tetras And Minnows
Bettas
Catfish and Loaches
Cichlids
Freshwater Sharks
Gobies
Goldfish, Ponds And
Coldwater Fish

Killifish Care
Killifish Species Profiles
Livebearers
Miscellaneous Fish
Native USA Fish
Saltwater And Marine

Other Fauna
Invertebrates
Amphibians

Aquatic Plants

Aquarium Basics
Foods And Feeding
Live Foods
Diseases And Fish Health
Spawning And Fry Care
Fishy Fun Stuff

D.I.Y
Do It Yourself
How To Guides

Products And Services Reviews

PetFish Video

Our Free Ebooks

Tools
Conversions Volume Calculator

Aquarium Measurements And pH Scales

The Ultimate Aquarium Calculator

Made with Aquarium Designer
Design Your Aquarium

Link to PetFish.net

Translate To




Petfish.net


Please Like Us, Share This Page or Ask Us A Question On Facebook

© Since 1996, PetFish.Net All Rights Reserved
All content is copyright by petfish.net and/or the named author and may not be used without written permission.
Privacy Statement - Contact Us - About US - Links - Site Map


Sponsored In Part By