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jd254 01-12-2007 08:11 AM

Throwing out BLack Convict
ok, a black convict just stowaway with my feeder guppies. I jsut read they're aggresive and will eat my plants. It's still rather small... so either someone takes it off my hands or I feed it to my turtles. I live in Jersey City, NJ. PM me if you want. The moment I see my tank going to hell from this fish, it's going to my turtles.

jd254 01-12-2007 08:12 AM

is that a black convict on top under the "" lettering? ^^^^^

Lauri 01-12-2007 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by jd254
is that a black convict on top under the "" lettering? ^^^^^

It is a Frontosa :)

Gump 01-12-2007 11:42 AM

Feed it to your turtles, they will enjoy the treat.

bettababy 01-17-2007 12:13 AM

I agree with Gump...

flatcam1 01-17-2007 06:56 AM

i'm sorry,i can't pick him up because i live in australia :bluelaugh:

but may i ask why you guys are encouraging a person to end a fishes life?
i mean that one fish could go to a young and keen to learn fishkeeper and grow the hobby evan further.
but then again, i could be going whacko's.
anyone else believe what i am saying?

probably not :(

Lupin 01-17-2007 07:49 AM

Convicts are so prolific and on top of that, very aggressive that no hobbyist would probably take a fish like that unfortunately.:shake: An inexperienced person probably will but I hate the idea of a fish suffering on his/her hand instead with gill burns from ammonia, ich and several horrible things.:blueshake: If no one likes a con, then it will have to be fed to the turtles.:)

Gump 01-17-2007 09:46 AM

Convicts are great feeders. If you keep piscivorous fish you probally wont have hard feelings about feeding a small fish to a bigger ones. Turtles will gladly accept fish if they can catch them.

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