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Old 10-14-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Convict compatability

Would I be able to put 1 convict in a 29 gallon tank with some Cory catfish? I have emerald cories and I wanted to add a convict.


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Old 10-14-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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50/50. Depends on the temperament of the convict. I've seen them in community setups with smaller peaceful fish, and I've also seen them try and terrorize 4-8 foot tanks with aggressive fish that are 2-5 times larger than themselves.

If you're really set on getting a convict, make sure you have a backup plan (such as a LFS being able to exchange it for another or trade it in) if things go sour.
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How would 1 female be? Not trying to breed, just want a centerpiece fish


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Old 10-16-2014, 12:21 AM   #4
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Yes. I actually got a pair with and emerald green Cory never bother each other

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A female would be a safer bet than a male thats for sure.


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Old 10-17-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
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I have has convicts attack full grown oscars and Africans, and live nice with zebra barbs
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I had a 1.5 inch female convict that beat up 2 adult oscars I had in a 6 foot tank. Get Honduran red point if you can. They tend to fight amongst themselves and leave everything else alone. But as stated it does depend on the fish. A convict might be fine or it might have everything murdered in an hour.
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