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Bump on Convicts Head

Discussion in 'Cichlid Discussion' started by Panther28, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Panther28

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    I was feeding my cichlids and noticed that my male convict has a bump on his head. Is this normal? He is about 3.5 inches! if it is normal what does it mean?
     
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    Males generally develop a "hump" as they age....i guess he could start at 3.5". Any pictures of the bump?
     
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    I will try if i can get some pics by tomorrow. I need to get some sleep
     
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    It's exactly what C-man said. I have one at 2.5" already growing one that will probably be more impressive than my full grown Con's hump.
     
  5. Cichlid-Man

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    I didn't know you had convicts dback, let alone FW. :p
     
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    TRAITOR! *crazysmil

    lol

    Lots of male cichlids will get this hum, even angels and discus will show small examples of this "male" hump. Not always but it does happen.
     
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    I actually did not know that convicts could get bumps. This is good news right? Well. I have a very useless camera so cant get a clear picture of the guy. Anyways thanks for the help.
     
  9. straitjacket

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    Good? I dunno. Depends on whether or not you find nuchal humps appealing. Some folks can't stand them and hate fish with a huge lump on their head, others are all about "the bigger the better".
    I like them! :D
     
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    I my self am not in to bumps. The fish start looking wierd.
     
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    Well lucky for you mega humps on cns aeren't very common. As pure stated, they're there but not as pronounced as in other species. Many people don't keep fish like cons, discus and angels long enough to realize that they too get a little nuchal hump!
     
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    Thanks for the replies. really appriciated
     
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    i didnt know cons got humps, that pretty cool, my view has always been the bigger the better ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Cichlid-Man

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    Yuck, flowerhorns.
     
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    yeah i know horrible hybrid fish, its just the biggest nuchal hump i could find with a quick google search. it doesnt even compare to others i've seen on some fronts though.
     
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    #16 Pure, Jul 14, 2006
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    That thing is ugly.
     
  18. straitjacket

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    To each their own. I've no problem with flowerhorns. I have problems with people that sell them as anything other than what they are.

    Fronts have pretty decent nuchal humps. Though the most incredibly huge humps have come from Vieja synspilum and FH with synspilum blood in them.
    There are some crazy natural nuchal humps out there, besides the usual hump on something like a midas and trimacs - fish like peacock bass, odo's, GT's, and redhump eartheaters.

    Aquaria Central - Nuchal Hump Champion
    http://www.ciklid.se/ciklidbilder/mc_69.jpg

    Keep in mind that such large nuchals in the wild for many fish (with few exceptions like buffaloheads or frontosa) are very very rare since fish usually don't live long enough in the wild to develop them, unlike in the safety of the aquarium where they can grow old and fat and quite vain ;) .
     
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    Agreed, lol.
     
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