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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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High rich diet will bring out the color
Maybe one of the reasons my Convict's colour is just now appearing is because of her previous owner. Not only was she in a 2.5g (which was sitting right next to a 125g. :/ ), but she was being fed tetra brand tropical fish flakes.
I am feeding her Hikari gold cichlid pellets. :)

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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 10:24 PM
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Aiiiie!
Beautiful fish you have there. I've never ventured past my goldfish and a betta :) I'm hoping to have a MASSIVE shrimp tank one day. BUT-- cichlids are really amazing and have the coolest personalities. I'd absolutely love to have a huuuge tank made for them one day.
It's really sweet that you've taken King under your wings.... he/she will grow out nicely, I can assure that judging on your great care so far.
I know nothing about cichlids but you're doing something right!

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My brother in law used to have them, they bred but the eggs didn't hatch.. but he thought they're cool to own.. :P he said that they're more of intelligent than other yellow/blue
cichilds. Every morning the convicts would be first to wait and swimming near to the top. They were waiting for food. lol. Sadly my bro in law said that he had to give them up. (he's in navy) He has to prepare to move to another state. I saw the pictures of convicts that he sent me... they pretty look huge!

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post #24 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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How many pellets should I be feeding her each morning? I have been giving her 3 at a time and she eats them pretty quick. I just wanted to be sure I was not underfeeding. She is like 2 1/2 inches long.

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I would think 3 pellets twice a day would be plenty. If your feeding her just once a day you might wana feed a little more (but we cant be sure because we are not there to see the fish) The best way i found is to just look at them, study them and see if there too fat or too skinny. And see if you need to be feeding a little more or a little less.
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Thanks! She has been looking a little hungry by the end of the day. I will feed her a little more. :)

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post #27 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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A little update:
So she is for sure a girl, I checked on her last night and she had eggs all clustered on the side of her pot cave. :)
Question, should I remove the eggs? Obviously they are not going to become babies but I was just curious if she would attack me or something if I remove them. And if I do not remove them would they effect the water quality?

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post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 01:38 PM
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She will most likely attack you, convicts are very protective fish.
I don't know about removing them, if she doesn't eat them within a few days I would remove them though.

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