can belly turning orange

Discussion in 'Convict Cichlid' started by fishingman001, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    My cons have fry in the tank about a half to 1 cm. They are about 1 month old. The females belly turned orange overnight. Since she is now in breeding mode will she eat the fry? Should I place the fry in a breeders net?
  2. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    She will eat the fry now that she's in breeding mode again. If you want the babies, I would definitely put them in a breeder's net.

    You have a difficult task ahead. I have yet to find anything faster than convict fry when I'm trying to net them.

    Keep us posted:)
  3. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    mine always carry the orange belly with the exception of one gal...(shes a terror)....I think you have a couple more months...but each fish is different for you have a bunch of hiding spots? mine dont even bother running from mom and dad for at least 2-3 months..maybe I have the nice kids and thats why i was overloaded with cons!! LOL
    .good luck!
  4. fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    thanks. i'll keep an eye on them. if i see the population drop then i will catch the fry.
  5. fishingman001Well Known MemberMember

    UPDATE: The mom was being aggressive towards the fry so I put the fry in a breeders net. Now the dad stays by the net and still protects the fry. He also chases the female towards the other side of the tank and she goes in a cave. When will he realize the fry are not going anywhere?

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