Now, what is so special about the convict fish?

 other types of fish will be a good tank mates for my convicts?
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The bellies turn after they lay the eggs. They are mature sometimes very early and will start very early. Its easiest to pick one that’s already turned but with time breeding you will be able to eyeball it. I’ve had scores of convict fish for years. If that dominant fish is the largest he will claim the territory first and you may have a tank of boys. The girls are compact so it’s hard to tell. Go get a girl, 2 or 3 actually with that many boys; as they will stress one to death. The alpha fish will have more fish to chase; they chase the other males the most. You can have other breeds in the same tank, the breeding pair just keeps them away and possibly in corners. I’ve seen convoys breed and fight with fish 3 times bigger. Its as much about size as it is attitude. I’ve never fed any generation of fry. I understood the red stripes on mom comes from feeding fry of her body. After a few weeks she starts to break up food and throws it on top of them in their herd. This is my experience. Good luck!
You can see the convict's similarity to our native green sunfish.
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Albino Convict Cichlid 5/28/2009
Mutant Convict Death And Breeding
Good day to you guys, I have a 35gallon tank with 4 tailless albinoconvict (most commonly known here in my country as toffy parrot) andall paired with one another) but I was able to determine that it was aconvict after comparing notes from different websites and studying myfish physically and its personality. I had a couple whom a few daysback just spawned some eggs. The male was protective of its territoryand was not letting the female leave its cave and does the job ofrunning after tankmates who were getting close to their cave, Thefemale then just tries to grab a quick pellet or two every time itsfeeding time. That aside, on the 3rd day after spawning, I noticed thatthe water was a bit cloudy, even just after changing water 3 days ago(same day I saw the convict eggs). So I made partial water changeleaving a siphon and a hose on at the same time and then stopped aftera few minutes after I saw the water cleared. I added some rock salt anda few teaspoons of anti-chlorine - which I always do after waterchange. However, after about 30 min.s I saw the male inverted dead.. Iwould like to know if the water change affected the male since I stillsaw him eating and energetically chasing his tankmates before the waterchange was done. Now the female is doing both taking care of the eggsand chasing tankmates off the area. Did the water change stressed himtoo much and would his death affect the rearing of the fry oncehatched?
Thank you and hoping for your response...
painted greenling, convict fish, convictfish, Oxylebius pictus
Photo provided by FlickrThe numerical value of convict fish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
Photo provided by FlickrThe numerical value of convict fish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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Convict cichlids fish is very easy to keep and breed in aquariums and is therefore an ideal beginner’s fish and especially suited for those who want to keep their first cichlid. The name convict cichlid describes these beautiful fish and its black stripes on a white background very accurately. Convict cichlids are also known as zebra cichlids.An aquarium intended for convict cichlids should be decorated with a few flat stones and perhaps a cave or two. Plats are not necessary and most plants will be destroyed by the fish. There is however a number of hardier plants that can be kept with convict cichlids such as Amazonian swords plant and java fern. Using plants of this type can be beneficial by making the fish feel more at home and by making the aquarium more beautiful to look at. The fact is that convict cichlid will make them selves feel at home however you decide that you want to decorate as long as you avoid using harmful or toxic things in your aquarium decoration.Convict cichlids is a hardy species that can adept to just about any water condition which is one of the reasons behind this fish suitability as a beginner cichlid for all aquarist how can offer them an aquarium of at least 100l/ 24gallon You should however know that Convict cichlids can sometimes be white aggressive towards other fish which means that they shouldn’t be kept with other to small or timid fishes. Suitable tank mates to keep with convict cichlids are instead fish species that are large enough to stand their ground or hardy species that are fast enough to avoid the convict’s aggressions such as some barbs. Another good option is to keep a pair of convict cichlids alone in an aquarium without any other species in the aquarium. Keeping them alone will make it easier to observe their fascinating breeding behaviour including the rearing of the fry.Convicts make a great starter cichlid. They are a more timid species, though males can be territorial. These fish really don't care what the pH is, you may read something saying "pH is best at...", don't really listen for this fish, most regular town/well water is fine.