I have a pair of convicts i bought them as a pair but the male convict bullies the female convict any advice what to do the male is 2" and the female is 1,5" the male chases the female all the time please help
Prob just trying to breed
How Many Convict Cichlids Can You Keep?Don't know much abkut convicts, but maybe he trying to breed? Though i would think that might be a little small...
Do you think my male is trying to mate with the female I Bought them as a pair on ebay from a breederThe 1:3 ratio with could work in a large tank, but when a pair forms they are likely to attack the other two. I once had a lot of pairs of convicts, each pair formed naturally from an original group of 40. (It was for my PhD research). Each pair was kept in its own tank, and they all spawned repeatedly with never much aggression between the male and female.
I added more hiding placesTail fins grow back as long as it doesnt get eaten back to the body. You need to add more places for her to hide- tall plants, caves, etc. I have convicts and this is just how they are. They may not yet be a true pair. They pair up naturally and if they one already had a mate they may never match or they may. No way to tell. Convicts are very territorial- they will chase all fish especially another convict. Unless the female decides she is ready to breed with him they will quarrel and she will get picked on because she is smaller. Once they decide to breed the rest of the tank will get picked on. I dont know what you have in the tank but it is much better to have a breeding pair alone in a 20-30 gallon tank so you dont end up with one of the other tankmates hurt. When they are ready to mate their colors should get much darker. The female is very pale because she is stressed out. BTW- females grow to 4" and males to 6" full grown.