Convict agression issues

Discussion in 'Convict Cichlid' started by Chris123, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    i check the tank this morning and apparently there been some lip locking on both of my convicts and my males eye is pretty beat up.(and its cloudy for some reoson.)

    I researched on cloudy eye and its says its caused by poor water quality but i checked my water and its just fine

    Ive been doing water changes so im hope that it well help a bit

    Any healing medications you can recomend
  2. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Good afternoon, CB! The crazy convicts! They just don't behave.

    I've had my cons get into it on a few occasions. My best advice would be to separate them, treat the "victim" with garlic juice and vita-chem. With good water parameters, he should be healed up in a couple weeks. I don't use meds and they heal pretty quickly. I'd also increase his protein intake, like feed him more bloodworms, brine shrimp, those types of foods and not as much flake/pellets. The extra protein will help him heal as well.

    Good luck and keep us posted.

  3. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    +2 great advice!

    those fish most deff live up to their name....goodluck CB!
  4. Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    Thank you guys

    Today im sorta seeing some improvement

    I post pics when there fully healed

  5. Chris123Well Known MemberMember


    There mouths are fully healed unfornanety we lost an eye in the process of healing. No signs of discomfort from him though

    Thanks for the advice
  6. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    I had a spawning pair of convicts attack my rainbow cichlid:mad:. He now only has one eye, so I put him with my bloody parrots since they're slow getting food as well.

    Your convict will learn to adjust. They're quite adaptable.
  7. Chris123Well Known MemberMember

    They laid eggs today

    I really think he going to be okay with one eye

  8. TreeforkWell Known MemberMember

    Awesome. Really though, his one eye is kind of fitting. Now he really looks like a convict who's lived a rough street life. He's got some street cred now. :)
  9. Chris123Well Known MemberMember


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