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Old 01-11-2009, 12:39 AM   #11
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Well, in my experience, it has not done them any harm. As long as you keep up on weekly water changes, and you feed them , they should be fine. Also, Convicts max size is 6 inches. Now, my 29 is about 16 inches long ( i think, not posostive, to lazy to go check), and around 8 inches wide. So, if and when they reach full size, the fish still has a extra 10 inches of room length wise, and 2 inches in width , allowing them enough room to comfortably turn around/do what ever they please. My 20 gallon falt hex they are in ( atm) is perfect for them, since it has such odd dimensions.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:54 AM   #12
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The only problem I have is that they are big fish, max size 6in like you said. So you really think you should put 2 6in fish in a 29G with a full setup of rocks,caves ect. I just think that is not enough spaces for swimming room and such. Plus even if you do put them in the tank, you can have absolutely no tank mates, they will all be murdered.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:58 AM   #13
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Same in a 55g though, no tankmate's, unless you put alot of Decor in , and put in 2 more convicts ( introduce them with the other 2 at the same time). I respect your oppinion, but i believe they will be fine. But, it's ultimatley his decision, so, whoever's advice he take's, its his choice in the end.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:05 AM   #14
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I'm not planning on tankmates in a 55G, but he wants tank mates, I don't.

Yeah I get you, it is his choice, my opion is that 2 6in fish needs more swimming room then they get in a 29G.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:09 AM   #15
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I forgot to add, the chances of females getting the whole 6 inches i not very good. For soem reason female cichlids dont grow as big. The female convict should only grow toa bout 4 inches ( i saw some in the pic that were about that size).

If he wants tankmates still, then i would forget convict's.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:12 AM   #16
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Yeah forgot about them not getting big, but yeah he wants tankmates so yeah.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:18 AM   #17
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Well, he hasn't posted in a while. So we are not sure if he has decided to try and add tank mates anyway, or if he has taken our advice about tank mates.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:23 AM   #18
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Lol, I just noticed that haha. Well that last I knew he was trying to find tank mates which we both told him no so yeaaaaaaa.

Let's wait haha
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Sounds good to me!
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sorry guys. went to bed early. Im not the one that wanted tank mates my parents did. i dont mind them being alone. so no tank mates. got it. my 29g is a 29g long i think. 1 minute i'll go check the dimensions.
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