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Old 06-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Bumblebees or Convicts..?

well its time to stock a tank i have sitting in the garage since my mbuna wont be breeding anytime soon, and im wondering what to do with it, the wife wants something i dont have in my show tank (mbuna, afra, peacocks) and shes narrowed it down to bb or cons!

what experiences do you guys have with them? which is a better fish to keep? how many should i keep? how many m/f should i keep? eating habits? decor? breeding?

its a 29g tank with led lighting, ex45 tetra filter, medium river bed rock substrate and coral inserts (wifes choice) and an aqueon 100w heater as well, thanks in advance for all in the input guys!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Cons are prolific breeders and I don't think they would be happy in a 29g. I'd say bb, but I'm not that familiar with African cichlids
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Cons are prolific breeders and I don't think they would be happy in a 29g. I'd say bb, but I'm not that familiar with African cichlids
well if they are i can talk my wife into 86ing the larger coral insert on the left and keeping one on the right and going with a small flat breeder slate.
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A single convict would work
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Bumblebees get way too big for a 29. I don't think convicts would work either. I'd go with blue rams and or gold rams with some Cory cats and tetras. I just did that with mine and the color and tank activity is great.
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Lol- your wife is understanding maybe cons would be fun- depending on how much work you're willing to do... Albino convicts are pretty cool fish- personality and looks, blue cons look pretty awesome too....
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Bumblebees get way too big for a 29. I don't think convicts would work either. I'd go with blue rams and or gold rams with some Cory cats and tetras. I just did that with mine and the color and tank activity is great.
Would kribs, botia and barbs work similar?
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A pair of Amatitlania nigrofasciata will work just fine long term in a 29g tank if that's what you interested in, they are certainly not to large or need to kept alone.
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Get a pair of convicts in there.... I have a breeding pair in a 20 gallon and they are happy as hell... mines only eat beef heart and flakes... I used to have 5 cons but 2 paired up and attacked everything else... I had to give them away but kelp the pair
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Would kribs, botia and barbs work similar?
I don't see why not. As long as the botia are the smaller ones
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