Convicts - two types (White and Black)

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Convicts - two types (White and Black)

Post by Danger_Chicken on Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:41 pm

A while back I bought a breeding pair of white convicts (sold to me as albino) or Pink, or Gold depending on who you ask - some even say Luestic HRP - I call them a tank strain of white convicts, I guess only DNA testing can tell us for sure. I was breeding them as feeders for the longest time but they grow too slow. I have these in most of my tanks now as clean up crews or live food providers or just plain entertainment. I love watching a pair fend off fish 3 times their size...or at least try.

This is King Henry, he earned the name by killing 3 wives before I removed him from all females. All the other whites I have are his off spring







He has teeth (I just noticed this recently)








Some of his kids





Standard Black Convicts. Both of these were feeders that made the grade. After 2 weeks with a flowerhorn I yanked her out as fast as I could once I saw her colors. She's living in a grow out with no males. I want her to get bigger so I can put her in a show tank.



Her ex-husband, he lived with the oscars for about 6 months before I gave him away. It must have emotionally scared him becuase now he is a bully







I've managed to do what few other hobbist have - breed convicts! cheers The rumors that you can breed convicts in a cup of coffee are false. You need the right amount of cream and sugar or all you get is fish flavored coffee!





A pair fending off a fish 3 times their size



Well trying too.....

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Post by Aura on Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Wow, that female is pretty. I've never kept convicts, but I've heard they will spawn in the bag on the way home. Laughing

I feel a little sorry for that poor thing that was turned into a meal. They look too big!
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Post by Danger_Chicken on Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:41 pm

Here's some new one's of the females. The two black females had been living in a 20g breeder with 8-10 jewels. They held their own but got some torn fins. They are in a 125g community tank now.







Mother and daughter




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Post by theswede on Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:24 am

camera Great pics! Love the white Convicts. Never seen them before.
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Post by cichlidman on Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:30 pm

Very nice Cons. I got rid of mine.
I could not keep up with the babies.
My Firemouths are just as bad.

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Post by preacherboy on Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:40 pm

I too had a breeding pair of black convicts.
They are very prolific breeders, but they are fun to watch
parent their young and defend them as well.

I really miss my early CA and SA days in the hobby.

I may just have to return to my earlier roots at least for one tank!
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