convict fish with fry fighting off parrot fish

You can see the convict's similarity to our native green sunfish.
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This is perhaps one of the most forgiving fish in the pet trade… they are amazing survivors and adaptors. However, they are not for the weak of heart and for those fishkeepers with peaceful community tank fish. These fish are not known for their gentle dispositions, and need to be kept with other aggressive, larger fish that will hold their own (it can and will harass some fish to death). They have been known to pick fights with Oscars more than 3 times their size and win. They live best kept alone or with their own kind, and they are fascinating fish to watch. Convicts are among the easiest bred fish in captivity, but a pair of Convicts can mean trouble. This fish has no special requirements at all and is extremely hardy. It is best kept in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons. It is great for beginners who are having trouble keeping more delicate species alive, but they must be prepared to see this territorial fighter in action if they want to keep them with other species, even other cichlids like Red Terrors and Jack Dempseys. If kept in the right setup, their amazing colors and behaviors will come through. They are very entertaining fish. They can be fed a variety of foods, including flakes, cichlid pellets, frozen/live brine shrimp, blood worms, and vegetables. They are omnivorous, and not picky eaters, but very greedy.
painted greenling, convict fish, convictfish, Oxylebius pictus
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The best way to encourage the convict cichlid's breeding is to set up its aquarium properly. The convict cichlids will need at least a 30 gallon aquarium with plenty of cave like hiding places. The convict cichlids will also appreciate plenty of rocks and driftwood. Live plants aren't exactly recommended for the convict cichlid's tank because, like many other cichlids, this fish is its own "interior decorator"! Aside from digging holes in the aquarium's gravel or sand substrate, the convict cichlid will not only eat any live plants, but they will also uproot them! Forget designing a beautiful aquarium for your convict cichlids! They will likely make a mess of your decorations, and design things more to their liking! My convict cichlids spent more time burying under their tank decorations than ever living inside of them! The numerical value of convict fish in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
Photo provided by FlickrThe numerical value of convict fish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Photo provided by FlickrJust bought 2 convict cichlid fish today an one is already dead idk why
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Convict cichlids fish is very easy to keep and breed in aquariums and is therefore an ideal beginner’s fish and especially suited for those who want to keep their first cichlid. The name convict cichlid describes these beautiful fish and its black stripes on a white background very accurately. Convict cichlids are also known as zebra cichlids.The Black Convict Cichlid requires a 30 gallon minimum tank, with a gravel bottom, rocks and plenty of hiding places among the rocks or some inverted pots. Floating plants are recommended as a form of cover. Because of their aggressive nature, Black Convict Cichlids should only be housed with other more aggressive fish of the same size or larger.Convict cichlids is a hardy species that can adept to just about any water condition which is one of the reasons behind this fish suitability as a beginner cichlid for all aquarist how can offer them an aquarium of at least 100l/ 24gallon You should however know that Convict cichlids can sometimes be white aggressive towards other fish which means that they shouldn’t be kept with other to small or timid fishes. Suitable tank mates to keep with convict cichlids are instead fish species that are large enough to stand their ground or hardy species that are fast enough to avoid the convict’s aggressions such as some barbs. Another good option is to keep a pair of convict cichlids alone in an aquarium without any other species in the aquarium. Keeping them alone will make it easier to observe their fascinating breeding behaviour including the rearing of the fry.If you have never had the pleasure of watching cichlids spawn and care for their young then give the old convict a try. They are by far the easiest cichlid to breed and have one of the best parenting skills among any fish, freshwater or saltwater. Beware of their aggressive behavior; this species is no push over!