View Full Version : Sexing convicts

04-15-2008, 05:58 PM
How old are convicts before u can tell them boy from girl i heard the girls have orange on their tummys is that true? How do u tell for sure? Can i put a shark in with my african cichlids?

04-15-2008, 06:06 PM
about the convicts. Yes that's true.

04-15-2008, 06:19 PM
Yep, girls have orange bellies. I'm not sure about a shark in with africans. I've never seen them together but then someone else with more knowledge may be able to tell you more.

04-15-2008, 06:22 PM
as far as i know males have bumps on their forehead and fm s r smaller than m s
i dont know about colours coz im colours blind .

04-15-2008, 06:24 PM
How old are they when they get that color?

04-15-2008, 06:24 PM

04-15-2008, 06:41 PM
yes the females will turn out to be about half the size of a male convict. the males will have a longer and more pointed dorsal fin, and the females will have the orange on their lower sides and belly.. male will also have the hump on their foreheads but it grows slow..here is a vid of my convicts, the male is the one right up on the glass... most of the time.. the females will also get pale after spawning..
and just if you do not know convicts are not African Cichlids


04-15-2008, 06:52 PM
Had no idea they weren't but u have beautiful convicts