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My boy friend had a 12 year old texas cichlid that died recently. It shared the tank with a younger convict. He went and purchased another texas cichlid for the tank. The convict and the texas cichlid mated. We now have fry. It was really interesting at first. The parents have been taking care of them I got spiecal food for them and they are getting bigger. I have a 30 gallon tank to move the babies to when they get a little bigger. I have been doing a fishless cycle with Dr. Tim's it is almost ready. I recently realized I have no idea what we are going to do with all these fish if and when they mature. Do I try to find homes...do see if the pet store will take them. I read in one forum the pair might keep breeding. I don't want them to. I also read some where the conditions need to be right for them to breed. I think it said the temp needed to be 72 and there needed to be a recent big water change. Well I just did a big water change befor I got the new fish and I didnt know it but the heater had quit working so the water was cooler then normal. We have replaced the heater. My question is If the temp is warmer, he usually has it at 78 will it keep them from being able to have fertalized eggs? Or are we going to have to rehome one of them to keep this from happening again.