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Old 06-14-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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convict in an 29?

hello i have a 29g and was curious about if a convict will go in an 29 and thrive if so how many am i looking at. If not what size is good for them?
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yea 29 gallon is fine. you could keep a pair alone or one with some other fish like tiger barbs.
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ok ive read if i get one male one female they will mate like crazy will this happen. thank you for the quick reply.
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ok ive read if i get one male one female they will mate like crazy will this happen. thank you for the quick reply.
Yes the rumors are true, they breed like crazy. I breed Honduran Red Points which are cousins of the convict and they breed every 3-4 weeks. Even with the breeding a pair is cool in a 29g.
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yea thats crazy I guess i could always sell the off spring. i have another couple of questions,sorry if they are newb questions. will they be stunted in the 29 or will they reach the 6'' mark? can you train them to hand feed if so how?
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I personally wouldnt put a pair of convicts in a 29 gallon tank.
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I personally wouldnt put a pair of convicts in a 29 gallon tank.
reasons please.
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yea thats crazy I guess i could always sell the off spring. i have another couple of questions,sorry if they are newb questions. will they be stunted in the 29 or will they reach the 6'' mark? can you train them to hand feed if so how?
No if they're kept alone with good water conditions no stunting will occur. Females will stay smaller than the males and usually average 4-5". I don't hand feed any of my fish so I can't comment on that. A 29g is the minimum for a pair but with good fishkeeping it can be done.
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No if they're kept alone with good water conditions no stunting will occur. Females will stay smaller than the males and usually average 4-5". I don't hand feed any of my fish so I can't comment on that. A 29g is the minimum for a pair but with good fishkeeping it can be done.
by good fish keeping you mean regular water changes, and correct diet.
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by good fish keeping you mean regular water changes, and correct diet.
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