|Here are the fry and their parents. Mom is on the bottom and Dad on top. They are 3 days old here. They spend most of the time hanging off this rock. Dad is up on top keeping away the other predator fish in the tank.
The convicts are just amazing parents. There are 10 other rather big fish in this tank and as far as we can tell none of the fry have been eaten. We guess that we have about 150-200 fry, not bad for first spawning.
We have since put a divider in the tank, not to protect the fry but protect the other fish in the tank from the convicts.
|Reply. Hello Robin. Thank you for sending us these wonder pictures and giving us your permission to use them here.
|1. Breeding Pink Convicts
Another good fish to breed is the Pink Convict. Like mollies they are very easy to breed and the babies are hardy and easy to raise. But Pink Convicts are an aggressive fish, and the details of their breeding are quite different from livebearers such as the Mollies discussed above.
A male and female Pink Convict form a lasting pair and work together to chase the other fish out of their territory. They'll dig in the gravel to form a pit, or sometimes they'll dig a cave out from under a rock. In the pit or in the cave on the side of a rock they'll lay their eggs, and then carefully protect their eggs from other fish. After three or four days the eggs hatch into tiny fish fry.