When can I call them albino convict ?

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    my babies

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    Mom & dad and all the little ones

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    I only ever bought 1 pair of normal convicts many many many moons ago ... so this is good old inbreeding - almost like royalty.

    It is convict - no need to count they either survive or become food ;-)
     
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    quick pic

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    Ah crack ... - @!#!@$$!@#%#$#$%!!@# !@!@#$!@$ eish


    Since I had to move the 3ft to make space for the two canisters ... it has been hitching a ride on my chair till I could find a new home for it in the fish room. Was busy moving the corner tank to the edge of the 1.8 stand when I took a step back and bumped the chair that bumped the tank on the other stand, well you get the picture.

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    Anyway - things happen for a reason, so looked around the room to fill the space I just created by moving the corner tank. Hmmmm a semi defunct 2ft - that will do fine.
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    Parked the 3ft outside - will need to replace the entire panel and then some.

    Later Ferdie

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    send a better pic of the broken tank looks like only the brace cracked you could probly just patch it
     
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    Lol I wish that is the brace at the top, this is the back side panel. I will patch it and use it outside for a bigger emerge tank. Lucky the tank was empty .. so water or fish loss.
     
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    a 3ft doesnt have to much pressure.buy a glass or mirror drill bit then drill at tip of crack lightly until top skin of glass chips.then fill remaining creavess with marine siliconce and brace tank from bottom side to side over crack.will only cost a couple rands and tank will be firm again.

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    100% .. thanks for the drilling tip .

    Now that I have a 2ft and not the 3ft ... this little tank is starting to charm me. Does beg the question what is the golder tank ration. In this case I suppose the 3ft would have filled the gap but the angle on this tank makes me enjoy the side panel view more than what I would have with the 3ft. No to mention that I would have had a different scape in it, not my convicts that are getting some major lens time at the moment.

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    I have little expectation that the plants will do anything in this tank - so lets see them rather as the salad for the convicts.

    Later Ferdie

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    Love ur Albino convicts.Be carefull though.with that tank they will be spawning in no time although im nt to sure as pics are all from the top, they all look male to me, a side pic would confirm red belly with yellow glitter on them as females.males are pure white with amazing fin formation
     
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    Thanks ... more an accident that intentional.

    Have two more tanks with them in so I am sure I should be able to make a pair. But for me to start that I need the room temperature to increase a bit first.

    Funny thing I still get albino / mix drops from the original tank's stripped school, most of them get eaten at some point.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    More than a little surprise that I still have plants in the tank.

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    Later Ferdie

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    Seems like the fish are also doing OK.

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    The big male seem so be hiding in a cave will try and shoot it a bit later.

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    Proof of life in the other tank ..

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    Later Ferdie

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    Fed them some new era food - first time they getting feed station food.

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    And the update ... the line is still going strong, but no intentional breeding is being done.

    Later Ferdie
     

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