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  1. #1

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    hey there i recently adopted a ten gallon....and was wondering if breeding my convicts would work and if anyone would have any advice for the specific questions im about to ask lol....
    i have 1 male and hes about 5-6 inches, and three females. we had them in our community tank, and noticed that the male paired up with a female and dominated a quarter of our 36 gallon, they did breed, and layed eggs, but the eggs didnt have a chance to hatch.. so the female lost her orange colorish on her belly a bit.. the other two females have there bright orange coloring, so i put the male and one of the two with the orangish color together in a ten gallon with a cave structure, does anything think this will prove succesful?

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    I don't think a 10 gallon is large enough for a pair of breeding convicts.
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    Not by any means. Also, convict babies can be hard to get rid of, as no one really wants them.

    The males also sometimes will decide the females aren't trustworthy and attack her. In a 10G, there is no where for her to run.
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    the males behaviour is very calm, he has always displayed this calm behaviour, even when in the community tank, he seems interested in the female, and i have seen a few rocks been picked up and tossed for digging purposes...

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    regardless of his temperament a 10 gallon is not big enough for him let alone him with a female. I have always thought the "if it cant swim at full speed the tank is too small" adage was pretty good.

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    thanks for the tip, ill see how it goes for a few days, then replace with a smaller breed, i have two acei cichlids also...although i cannot tell the sex difference...i have one that i just got today, its fully black, about 3 inches, and the other is blue with yellow fins, and has a slight hump on his head, about 5 inches, the black one has a very steep slope to the head.. any thoughts?

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    I wouldn't put a fish bigger than 2 inches in a 10 gallon.
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    Acei's will fare worse than the convicts once they mature. Are you sure they are Acei?



    What they should look like. They do also come in black and white.
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    yeah thanks for the tip, they are both acie's and im 100% sure about it, the convicts are doing well in the ten gallon now..im just wondering what would be good to feed them prior to trying to breed

    and i have a blue acei that looks exactly like the pic u posted and a little black one.

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    be warned, the cons will likely kill one another in a tank that small. I think the minimum for cons is a 20 long some would disagree and say even bigger.

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