What Type of Cichlid are Black Convicts

BobB

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I'm getting ready to buy 2-4 Black Convict Cichlids and was curious what area they come from in the wild. What type of Cichlid are they?
 

OB Guy

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Black Convict Cichlids are originally from South America. They are mostly found in larger streams and rivers, sheltering itself near rocks and sunken branches.
 

BobB

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I noticed in another thread you mentioned they a aggressive during spawning. Do you think this will be a problem if I mix them with other Cichlid species? Thanks, Bob
 

OB Guy

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The Convicts will attack any fish including other Convicts during spawning even fish much larger than they are. The biggest problem with Convicts is once they pair up they're constantly laying eggs. I've had aquariums with Convicts where there were 4 or more pairs with babies at the same time. They won't swim around the aquarium looking for trouble but if any other fish come into their territory they will fight.
 
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