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10-29-2007, 03:23 AM
i have a big male convict he is nearly 5 inches long (including his tail) and a girl convict who is only like half his size, is this a problem if i put them in together? im wanting them to breed but i dont want the male to pick on the female cause she's little.

10-29-2007, 03:32 AM
there could be some aggression, however my white ones are different sizes and they breed.

as long as you have hiding places it may work, i cant guarantee it

10-29-2007, 04:21 AM
thanks cocoa, ive got a few more big rocks i gotta put in first so there will be plenty of places to hide but ill do it tonight so i can keep an eye on them.

10-29-2007, 06:26 AM
i think they would, you should introduce them and just watch how they react on one another

10-29-2007, 06:42 AM
i was going to do it tonight after kids were in bed but i got impatient lol. so they have been together for about an hr and a hlf..... the female has been darting all over the tank while the male was looking very interested. they seem to be doing a dance or a game. im not worried bout the female to much.... she is fiesty and can hold her own with my oscar!!!
they seem to be going well which is great, i may get some little fry one day :11:

10-29-2007, 02:05 PM
You may want to add a piece of PVC pipe/connector that she can fit in that he can't.

10-30-2007, 12:29 AM
Yes, a good idea. I find it helps to add the male into the female's tank, so he doesn't et all territorial.

10-30-2007, 04:19 AM
i had a cave in the corner for her to retreat to if she needed it but they have been swimming around together all last night and all today!!!! no problems at all i cant believe it lol. but its true and im so glad. thumbs2: thumbs2: thumbs2:

10-30-2007, 04:29 AM