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    In the next few weeks I might be getting some convict cichlids. I have read about them and I'm almost ready to get some; I just have to get their big tank cycled and they can stay in a slightly smaller one until it's ready. I'm splitting them up between 30-gallon tanks. Also, I'm getting them off Craigslist so is there anything health-wise I should look out for?
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    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    You might want to prophylactically treat them for internal parasites. I was burned when I bought two pairs of angelfish off a fellow aquarist. I did not QT them and only noticed callamanus worms 3 years later which had already spread in my system. I had to treat all my tanks against callamanus (which took weeks) and I still lost 7 of my precious cichlids to that worm, including all 4 of the two pairs. A lesson for me not to trust anyone, even if the fish look fine (they are pictured in my avatar). Look pretty healthy?

    I feed Fenbendazole in QT. I dose the water with PraziPro and feed Epsom Salts all with a week's rest changing water.

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    This is a picture of the ad I saw them on. Is the orangeish one in the background a convict cichid (pink form)? Also, are they black convicts?
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    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBJ View Post
    This is a picture of the ad I saw them on. Is the orangeish one in the background a convict cichid (pink form)? Also, are they black convicts?
    DSCF4937.jpg
    It could be an Asian Bloodparrot. But a full picture will definitely make it easier to identify. The convict variations are convicts, albino convicts, white convicts, and calico(marble) convicts.

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    BTW, can I keep them with oscars?
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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