Convict Cichlid Mating Question

Jay Chen

Member
So I currently have a convict that has mated before when I bought it at my lfs 2 weeks ago and am wondering if I were to Introduce a female in there, then will they for a pair or is it impossible since I heard that they are monogamous.
 

A201

Member
Convicts are one of the most prolific breeding cichlids in the hobby. I don't believe monogamy is part of a convict's lifestyle, although like with any fish there are exceptions. It wouldn't be unusual for a male Convict to kill its mate.
If your tank is large enough, consider adding two or three female Convicts and allow a more natural pairing.
On a side note, It's difficult to find a fish store or another fish
keeper that will take an unwanted Convict.
 

Jesterrace

Member
Not sure what's up with all the freshwater posts in the salty section as of late. Could a mod please move this to the freshwater side where they could get more help with this? stella1979
 

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