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Convict Fry Ruined Tank??! 40 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Algae' started by SuperD14, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. SuperD14Valued MemberMember

    So my 160 litre tank currently has one female convict cichlid and around 20 babies (1cm). I was away for a week and I came home to my whole tank covered in hair algae, my valisneria was covered, not much of the cambobama (I think). But most of the glass was. I scraped all of the algae off, wiped it off the plants( as best I could) and did a 50% water change. Tanks looking good again, but my question is - can that many babies, even at this size, cause that much of a problem? Or was someone just over feeding while I was gone?
  2. kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    sounds like overfeeding was the culprit. Do you have pics
  3. SuperD14Valued MemberMember

    Yes I’ll take some now and upload.




    The algae near the edges i’m always scared to get too close to as I’m worried about damaging it. For reference, the father is a marbled convict and the mother is a pink convict as I think they’re called. The babies are now 6 weeks old since become free swimming and are beginning to show personality when chasing each other around.
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