75 Gallon Tank I have a Polar Blue Convict that has laid eggs with a Normal Convict.

Mickyle

Good Day ,

I have a Spawn of Convict eggs and not sure how to transfer them to another tank and if i should keep the male and female in the same tank.

I have a community 80 gallon tank with Silver Dollars , Green Terror , Baby Flower Horn.

I have a Polar Blue Convict that has laid eggs with a Normal Convict.

How do i go about transferring them and when do i doo so ? they eggs are 2 days old and have black spots and are about to hatch.

Thanks
 

Azedenkae

What surface are the eggs laid on? If it is a small rock or slate or similar, you can do something like put a bowl or bucket into the tank so it is filled with water, move the rock/slate/etc. into the bowl/bucket, then transfer it over to the new tank.

Parents don't have to go along if you want to leave them in the old tank.
 
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Mickyle

What surface are the eggs laid on? If it is a small rock or slate or similar, you can do something like put a bowl or bucket into the tank so it is filled with water, move the rock/slate/etc. into the bowl/bucket, then transfer it over to the new tank.

Parents don't have to go along if you want to leave them in the old tank.
Hi Azedenkae,

Thanks for your help much appreciated they have laid their eggs in a pvc pipe shown in the picture will the eggs hatch and continue to live without the parents if I place in a separate tank?

kind regards
 

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Azedenkae

Hi Azedenkae,

Thanks for your help much appreciated they have laid their eggs in a pvc pipe shown in the picture will the eggs hatch and continue to live without the parents if I place in a separate tank?

kind regards
Yes the eggs can hatch and the fry continue to live without the parents, though there needs to be good flow for the eggs.

Feeding you can break up fish food into tiny pieces, that's an easier, less messy way to feed them. Compared to like feeding them mashed boiled egg yolks, for example. Though either way work.

Actually on that note though, you can also just leave the eggs there and not go through all the hassle. XD
 
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Mickyle

Hi Again ,

Once again thank you for your help , i have moved my Convict Fry to a new tank and they are growing quiet well, my convicts have laid eggs again in the community tank , wanted to know if i can put the eggs once hatched in the tank with the other convict fry ?

Regards,
Mickyle
 
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MacZ

wanted to know if i can put the eggs once hatched in the tank with the other convict fry ?
The fry will likely eat the new eggs.

Important question: Do you have a place to rehome the fry to? If not I would not go on raising fry after the current batch.
 
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Convictlover

The fry will likely eat the new eggs.

Important question: Do you have a place to rehome the fry to? If not I would not go on raising fry after the current batch.
I second this. Convicts can breed every 3 weeks and have up to 300 fry per batch. Unless you have a plan for the thousands of babies you’ll have in a couple months I would seperate the parents. Most pet stores etc won’t take convicts because they breed like rabbits. You’ll probably have issues even giving them away. The ‘babies’ will be big enough to breed in 4-6 months so unless you have another tank to seperate males and females your going to have even more babies when the babies mature.
 
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