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Old 12-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Convict tank mate help

Hello help I want to know what I can put in with my convicts I have a 55 tank I really like red terrors and jacks but son know what I can put in there with the rest.s
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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I would only pick one central or south American cichlid to go with a convict otherwise you will be overstocked
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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A fire mouth would be nice.
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If you have a breeding pair, i would say it would be a risk to put anything in with them!

If you have a couple of females, you have options. A firemouth, JD, blue acara or maybe a severum could work, and put some robust barbs and catfish with them. Its always a bit hit and miss with those types of fish though, so monitor closely.
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A bristlenose pleco is the only catfish I would add. For barbs I would add gold or rosy barbs.
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Unfortunately I have 3 mated pairs till I find some one to get rid of some of them really want either a jack dem or a red terror to set off the tank that is if I can find one in northern ohio
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I have a 56 gallon tank and have had 2 jds and a convict for 3 years now now problem with other tank mates. The convict minds his business and the jds don't bother him.
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A Texas Cichlid or Green Terror would also work
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #9
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Is your convict male or female? I had a male that was so aggressive that he almost killed my jd and terror. I had to rehome him. Just have a backup plan. I think I had a crazy one though.
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Hi Candice! That's my name as well and spelled with an "I" too!! My convict is female. I have only ever owned females and they mind their business usually. Might be because my tank is large though.
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