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Old 12-22-2015, 09:37 AM
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I met a Front keeper at my lfs on Saturday.We got talking and he said he keeps a pair of convicts in with his Fronts,and has done for 4 years.He said that they provide a constant supply of fresh fish food with their young,( as they breed so much), for his Fronts and that they grew very fast and got big fast,and had great colour.He also said that he provides smaller hiding places for the Convicts so if there is any trouble,the Fronts can't get to them.But he has had no problems.What do you think guys? Would it work for me?
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Old 12-22-2015, 11:38 AM
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Maybe, but I'd keep the convicts in a separate tank and just put the fry in with the fronts. I've heard of some who have tried this and the convicts ended up surviving making unwanted tankmates.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:08 PM
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O.k.Thanks Jeff.Makes more sense.But then I'd be putting them to death,whereas if they were born, already in the tank,I wouldn't be doing it directly.Most of you probably think I am soppy,but that's just how I am with all animals.I will probably not bother,in the end. Merry Christmas everyone.Hope you all have a great time!
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:19 PM
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But then I'd be putting them to death,whereas if they were born, already in the tank,I wouldn't be doing it directly.
Don't feel bad, I do something similar with my culled (defective) fry. I give them to the neighbor kids, I know they're probably gonners but at least I didn't "pull the trigger" so to speak.
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i never though of using convict fry... thats a great idea! i might try that. and they do breed super easy. i think if i tossed them in with the brine shimp.. the wild caughts instinct woudl kick in and they would be goners.
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Old 12-23-2015, 03:29 AM
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Thanks guys.Would you put the breeding Convicts in with your fronts or in a separate tank and just put the fry in to feed the fronts? (poor things)!
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i was thinking about putting a pair in my sump. maybe the fry would get caught in the intake... for random treats?
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