I recently purchased two Convict Cichlids, and I believe one is female and other one is male. It is my first time with this species, and I would like them to breed. I'm not completely sure if I was correct in sexing, so could someone please confirm? Attached is the JPEG of larger convict cichlid, which I believe to be a female. I tried to get a picture of other one but I couldn't get a good one. Other one (not in the picture) is much darker, has bluish gray and black stripes--no orange belly but has some green spots on the top fin. I'm assuming this is a male, correct? If that is the case, then why is the female chasing the male? He would hide in the floating plants when she does that. Is it part of mating behavior or are they fighting? I am just trying to figure out what's going on. I don't want to get either one killed. On additional note, the male is smaller than female right now--could it be part of why she's chasing him? Any advice or help will be greatly appreciated!