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|Fighting Convict Fry|
My seven convict fry are 16 days old now and around 1 cm in size. They are in a 6 gallon tank with a spong filter only. One of them has grown a bit larger and has started chasing the other six fry. I never thought they would start fighting so early. This is affecting the growth of the other fry as well. Is this behavior normal? What should I do? Should I shift them to a 20g (that has a few tiger barb fry). Thanks in advance.
|Posted 27-Apr-2007 21:20|
Queen of Zoom
I haven't seen this with any of my convict spawns but I'm not very surprised with anything cons do lol
Can you add some plants, driftwood, or other type of hiding places for the fry?
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
|Posted 29-Apr-2007 23:27|
It is survival of the fittest. The larger ones will want to chase the others off so they get all/more of the food. Just move the larger one to another tank and the rest should be fine. Until you get another larger one, lol.
There is always a bigger fish...
|Posted 30-Apr-2007 18:57|
Thanks for the replies. I've moved them to a bigger tank and placed some rocks. The smaller ones have lots of places to hide. But Im really amazed to see this behavior from 3 weeks old cons!
|Posted 30-Apr-2007 20:27|
perfectly normal,i only just traded up my con parents like 3 days ago,and they wre pumping out fry for over 6 months!and they babies were just plane crazy,same as yours,the smaller weeker ones were getting knocked around and chased off by the bigger tuffer ones,as said above you can take out the bigger 1,but the next babie in line will just take his place.you think its bad with 7,try having like 50+ all fighting and trying to be boss.i normally hang on to a good size scoop of babies for feeders.theres nothing like watch sibling rivalry
|Posted 01-May-2007 06:48|
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