Pet Fish Talk Interview features
Steve Corandan, a professional fish
breeder, who talks about how he breeds
freshwater Convict Cichlids.
here now to
Convict Cichlids", which is about
pair of Convict Cichlids with their tiny babies that
are just a few days old.
The male Convict is above,
the female is below, and
their babies are swimming
between them. Picture sent
by Robin from Seattle, WA.
Convict Eggs, shown at the tip of the
white arrow, were
laid on both the big rock
on the left and the smaller
red rock on the right.
Picture from listener David G.
of Convicts with the Pink
Female on the left and the
Barred Male on the right.
This picture was sent with
permission to use it by
Sam from Australia.
Convict Cichlid Most female
Convicts have some orange
on their bellies. This female
was raised by the Bailey
Brothers, and has more orange
than most females.
Here is a
Baby Convict This
picture was taken by Roni
B. and sent to us with
to use it.
Steve Corandan, a
professional fish breeder and owner
of Corandan's Tropical Fish in Florence,
NJ, talks about how he breeds Convict
Cichlids in his fish hatchery.
names, what is a Cichlid? Their natural
habitat, color varieties, maximum sizes,
aggressive behavior. Their aquarium:
how many gallons, the shape. Ornaments,
plants, caves, pots, and gravel all
labeled for use in aquariums. Aquarium
heater: the correct water temperature.
The proper Water Chemistry. Lighting.
Buying fish: how many, what size, and
how to determine their gender. Feeding
and conditioning for breeding. Other
fish species in the tank? Pairing off,
their territory, spawning, guarding
their eggs. Hatching. Free swimming
fry. Food for baby Convicts. What to
do with all those baby Convicts?
here to go a page in AquariumFish.net
with more details about Breeding Convict
Cichlids. At the bottom of that page
is a link to another page with more
about Breeding Convicts.
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