Convict and Pim
This was another early attempt at aquarium filming. This convict cichlid was bought initially in an attempt to breed with a sajica, but they all turned out to be males. I no longer believe any fish shop with promises a female cichlid, They all sell you males as females, they are like Svejk with the dogs.
After the sajica was no more, the convict lived with this Pimelodus fasciatus, which was a good match for it, being a lot bigger. That pim died only late this year after living in my tanks for about 4 years. I first bought it from a tank of much bigger cichlids in a shop where it had been roughed up a bit. At the start it had a broken barbel, but that fixed itself in time.
Posted on 24/12/2009, in Early films - first attempts, Fish and Aquaria, Uncle Davey's Natural Selection and tagged Archocentrus nigrofasciatus, Archocentrus sajica, convict cichlid, Pimelodus fasciatus. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.