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    Hello,
    When i moved to oklahoma city for 2 months, i had to give my convict cichlid pair away to a freind to take care of for a while (i ended up not selling them to pets and ponds), and while i was gone, they layed eggs! the eggs hatched, and the babies are about 1 1/2 months old, and nearly an inch long!!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif[/img] I'll try to post pics when i can [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Hehe, a phrase I heard before were, Convict are like the guppies in the Chilchid world =D. Have fun with your babies [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Hi Spec,

    So what do you think turned the trick? Did your friend do anything different than you were doing?

    Bobby

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    yes, a rock cube thing with a ton of holes in it (hollow i think), very large gravel (more like riverstones) he didn't plug in the heater for two days, then he heated it up to 80 degrees. BOOM 7 days later they had babies... lol [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    They probably laid dozen of eggs in your tank too. Except convict keeps eating everything it sight, and mistakenly ate their own eggs =D. And if there are survivor for the uneaten, they are just bigger tasty bites for the convicts. I'm using riverstone also, so der is more gaps at the bottom, people use mesh wiring so the egg would drop down, but I still want it to look natural. You probably can leave your convict in a tank, for a month, then move them to another tank, and soon you'll have convict in where you moved them from =D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (DKiM128 @ Nov. 04 2003,1:59)]They probably laid dozen of eggs in your tank too. Except convict keeps eating everything it sight, and mistakenly ate their own eggs =D. And if there are survivor for the uneaten, they are just bigger tasty bites for the convicts. I'm using riverstone also, so der is more gaps at the bottom, people use mesh wiring so the egg would drop down, but I still want it to look natural. You probably can leave your convict in a tank, for a month, then move them to another tank, and soon you'll have convict in where you moved them from =D.
    no, not dozens... hundreds [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/ghostface.gif[/img] probably 200-400! And this was their second batch... they ate the eggs of the first one. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] but most cichlids do on their first batches... on the second batch they took care of them, (mouth brooding, etc, and took in food, chewed it up, and spit it in the middle of the fry) It was cool to see [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] the fry are about 1 1/2 cm now




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    any pics
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    Ok, the tank is cycling, kinda, and I'll be ready for them in about a week! I can't wait [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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