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Convict Babies

These little Convict Babies are only two months old. We separated them from their parents to prevent them being eaten. They are getting closer to a half inch.

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Just a quick note: Convict cichlids actually exhibit biparental care -- both the male and the female convict protect the fry until they are large enough to fend for themselves. My source: I work with Convicts in the freshwater laboratory at my university, and have about a hundred fish there. Next time your mating pair breeds, leave the fry in the tank and see what happens!

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