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post #1 of 6 Old 10-22-2006, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Baby Fry Convict Cichlids

I have a 72 gallon tank with 8 adult Cichlids and 33 baby fry Cichlids. I was wandering why half look like the parents and the rest look nothing like the parents they are white in color almost transparent. Why is this I only have one kind of Cichlids in my tank.

I own convict cychlids in a 72 Gallon tank. I just had about 30 fry born roughly 3 months ago. They are doing exceptionally well in the tank with the other adult fish. What I am wandering is why half of them are like the adult convicts and the other half are white. Can someone help me understand this?
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-22-2006, 04:39 PM
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would any of these convicts happen to be pink cons,or there is the chance that the have the pink gene in them from down the road.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-22-2006, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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No not that I believe. The females are Grey with black stripes and colorful bellies when mothering. The males are quite larger than the females and are also grey with black stripes.

I own convict cychlids in a 72 Gallon tank. I just had about 30 fry born roughly 3 months ago. They are doing exceptionally well in the tank with the other adult fish. What I am wandering is why half of them are like the adult convicts and the other half are white. Can someone help me understand this?
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-23-2006, 03:35 AM
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what are you feeding them?i really think they have the pink gene though!
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-10-2006, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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thanks

Hi there Frank thanks for replying to my questions. I tried taking a picture of my tank so you could maybe get a closer look at my babies. I do believe you might be right on the gene of pink cichlids. I hope this works, first time user I am!

I own convict cychlids in a 72 Gallon tank. I just had about 30 fry born roughly 3 months ago. They are doing exceptionally well in the tank with the other adult fish. What I am wandering is why half of them are like the adult convicts and the other half are white. Can someone help me understand this?
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-05-2007, 04:20 PM
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the pink gene is ressesive but can i have a pair of cons who produce about 10 pinks in each brood of normals to get all pinks you would have to pair off to of the pinks.
female adults get a red belly in breeding condition but not all over
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