Convict Sex & Growth Rate

Convictlover

Hi all, I have what I believe to be a male
Convict (see attached photos). He’s only 5cm. Is this too small to tell the sex?

Also curious about Convict growth rates. At 5cm how old would mine be and how quickly will he grow to full size?

He’s sooo cute and so full of personality.


E8CE5C5B-30F2-4C18-94E4-869AFB3FDCCD.jpeg

5F295BE1-2F93-4022-B5B1-C3BEEB543689.jpeg
 

GlennO

Hard to be certain at that size but I agree he looks like a male. Probably around 4 months old. I used to breed Rainbow Cichlids and their fry grew about 1 cm per month or a little more for the first 6 months. He'll grow quickly, especially the next 6-12 months.
 

awilkinson871

At that size a female would probably already have her red/orange belly going on. As for growth they do grow pretty quickly compared to some other fish. I had one survive in my cichlid tank and he was 3 inches within 3 months.
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

Replies
5
Views
248
CheerGirl
Replies
9
Views
728
stealthparade
Replies
2
Views
370
HupGupp
Replies
12
Views
2K
Stray
Replies
4
Views
915
RonJ

New Cichlid Threads

Top Bottom