These Convict fry are 1/4 to 3/4 inches.
The convict cichlid is a rather small cichlid species. Males grow to be around 6.5 inches (17 cm) long and females closer to 4.5 inches (11 cm) long, with both genders weighing around 35 grams (1.2 oz). It comes in a wide variety of colors, with females being more highly colored. Young usually take around 6 months to mature, during which time both parents care for their young and carry out several parenting tasks. Convict chichlids are known to be highly aggressive when breeding, and tend to be more aggressive at higher temperatures.