09-07-2011, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by BarbH
I am new with convicts myself, but from the reading that I have done there a couple different views of how long to keep the parents and fry together. Some say to remove them early, but I have also seen people recommend removing the fry when the parents get ready to spawn again. Usually once the pair starts a new spawn they will view the previous spawn as something to protect their new spawn from, instead of the fry that they were raising.
I agree with BarbH on when to remove the fry. I have some extensive experience with breeding convicts. First by choice but then I couldn't stop the action. I had 2 pairs. They only became aggresive when they were getting ready to spawn. It was at that point I would remove the fry to another tank.