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chancehall 06-27-2007 04:35 PM

my convict
ok i have a male and a female convict, when i got them they looked normal grayish with black strips and the female and the orange on the bottom but lately my female has blue around the gills and yellow on the tail, is this normal or is she sick?

Lupin 06-27-2007 05:31 PM

Nothing wrong with that to me. Any pics? I doubt she is sick. Do you see anything unusual in her behavior such as lack of appetite?

squiggles1 06-27-2007 05:47 PM

i had a female convict and she was quita able to take on a blueish color, especially before she laid eggs.

chancehall 06-27-2007 05:55 PM

she really hasnt had a lack of appitite, i feed her lunch and she piged out barly letting the male eat any, that and when i bought them they fought they were fightning yesterday but not today they have been right by eachother

Lupin 06-27-2007 06:01 PM

There's nothing wrong with her then.:)

chancehall 06-27-2007 06:04 PM

does this by any chance mean she will lay eggs soon?

Lupin 06-27-2007 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by chancehall
does this by any chance mean she will lay eggs soon?

Very likely. Cons breed like rabbits and this makes them one of the most prolific in the cichlid category.

chancehall 06-27-2007 06:28 PM

ok thanks guys

herefishy 06-27-2007 07:40 PM

Situation a-ok. This is one of the normal color morphs of the convict.

Gump 06-27-2007 10:02 PM

I used to notice more orange in the bellies of the females before they spawned.

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