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« on: May 16, 2018, 05:51:03 PM »

Hello everyone. My question maybe crazy. I have 4 gourami, 2 pleco, 5 Flo tetras, 3 Cory catfish, and 1 black convict  in my 55 gallon tank. I have had them for about 2 months now.  I noticed when I was feeding them. My convict was very aggressive to the other fish. Come to find out the convict is a girl and laid eggs on a shell in the tank of all males. How do I go about handling the issue? Do I remove the mother and eggs or do I divide them from the other Fish?
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 08:05:55 PM »

Not that unusual for a Cichlid, but with only one Convict in the tank, those eggs will not be viable or hatch without fertilization by a male. Perhaps those could be Cory eggs? Is the female Convict fanning/protecting them? Are there more than 8-10 eggs in the clutch?

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 10:41:18 AM »

The convict are protecting the eggs and it's about 50 of them.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2019, 11:21:13 AM »

wow i didnt know they can be protective like that
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