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CONVICT

by Jannie Hoang
CONVICT

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Intermediate
Max Growth Size: 12 cm
Temperament: Territorial, aggressive when breeding.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 23-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 7.2 - 7.8
General Hardness: Moderate

 

Range

Central America: Guatemala to Panama

 

Reproduction

Eggs are laid on a hard surface, the eggs (and hatched fry) are guarded by both parents.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous. Eats all normal foods.

 

Additional Comments

Convicts are one of the easiest Cichlids to breed and they are excellent parents, vigorously defending their fry even from much larger fishes. Provide plenty of hiding places.

 

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by Jannie Hoang

Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.