Keen convicts

I finally sold the six smallest convicts I had & was left with just the two largest that appeared to have paired off a while ago. They were always together & constantly chasing the smaller ones away, so I decided to give them some space.
With the others gone I didn’t think it would be long before the two left would start looking for somewhere nice to lay a few eggs. I had no idea it would be so soon. After the rest of them had been removed from the tank, within 5 hours I noticed the female hanging around the same area a lot. I watched her for a while and then spotted some eggs on the surface of a broad leaf. I don’t know how I didn’t notice them before.

I grabbed the camera and took a few photo’s. You can see the eggs most clearly in this one. (Click image for full size)

Female convict cichlid with eggs.

What this means, of course, is that I will have to get myself in gear and sort out another tank. I just hope it doesn’t take so long to sell these babies on as the last ones did.


2 thoughts on “Keen convicts

    • Hi there. Thank you for your message.
      I haven’t done much with the blog lately, but have recently considered getting back into it again.
      Unfortunately I don’t have the convicts any more, so there is nothing to report as far as recent events go. Sadly, the eggs didn’t make it. I don’t know how much you have read, but the eggs were all looking good for a few days, then I noticed there were gradually less & less daily, until they’d all gone. I presume they got eaten. 😦


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