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hey guys,

got a new female that is his size full of colour and he really likes her i think and is tail slapping her or somthing and chasing/following and flaring his gills at her maby dancing? is this good? thanks

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Is there a point where convict fry should be removed from the parents? I had plenty of them (maybe 50) yesterday morning, but by the afternoon it looked like there were only 5 or 6 left. I'm hoping they're just hiding in the rocks and haven't been eaten...

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Hmmm I just did a good search of the tank and I think they've eaten them :( I opened up the filter and they weren't in or under it, and there doesn't appear to be a single one left. I did a 20% water change yesterday between seeing them and not, as the tank was getting filthy, so maybe that upset them. The fry were 2 weeks old. I did siphon one out yesterday before I did the water change, so I have one lonely fry in a crappy plastic tub...don't know how long it will live!

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When you have fry its usually best not to touch the water in the tank for a while. If you are really worried just transfer the fry about 4 days after they hatch or move the parents if that leaves the tank with only the fry. They are sensitive to changes in the water when they are really young.

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Yeah it wasn't the best idea....but it doesn't look like they've died as there were only one or two dead fry floating around when i checked the filter. Oh well...hopefully they lay again in the next few weeks. I'll leave them alone next time...

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Ooh just had another look and a few had popped out from under the rocks, so I hope there are a lot of them hiding. I'm getting a finer substrate when I move my convicts into a bigger tank - the junk that I have is too big.

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I dont know mine just layed whenever. I only have my male left now so havent bred them in a while. Generally they only took a few days to lay after settling into a spot. Takes 3 days until they hatch just watch for the eggs and if you put ur hand in the tank they will try and bite you when they have fry/eggs.

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