But one day, I noticed that the convict was trying to entice the Oscar to pair up with him. He was doing the mating ritual with her, but she was least bothered. He just wasn’t big enough to impress her. Disgusted by his act, she would chase him away, every now and then.
Even though they never really ended up as a pair, this highlights the possibility of such a thing happening. In the absence of one’s own species, one would tend to turn onto the next closest relative in order to procreate. Although I haven’t seen the resultant Oscar-Convict mixed breed, I’m pretty much sure they can be compatible. After all, what’s a Flower horn Cichlid?