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Fawnzie 10-22-2006 03:08 PM

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.

z24frank 10-22-2006 04:39 PM

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.

Fawnzie 10-22-2006 05:15 PM

Baby Fry
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.

z24frank 10-23-2006 03:35 AM

what are you feeding them?i really think they have the pink gene though!

Fawnzie 11-10-2006 11:49 PM

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!

daisycutter 01-05-2007 04:20 PM

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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