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Old 07-30-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Question Solo jewel cichlid?

Hey everyone...

I have a lone male jewel cichlid and I don't know what to do with him. I had kept some juvies in my community tank while they were growing, and I thought I got them all out, but this one male escaped my notice for a while.

Now he's a full grown male and he just doesn't seem happy in my 55g community tank. He's in there with 9 lemon tetra, 4 botia, 2 BN plecos, a few random guppies, and a pangasius catfish. The pangasius is about to go to a new larger home on Monday, and I have 6 bolivian rams waiting to take his place.

Has anyone else kept just one jewel in a community tank with success? I don't want to take him to a LFS, and I don't know anyone locally I can give him to. If I put him back with his parents in their 29g, it will be WW3. I was thinking about possibly giving him his own tank... but I'm not sure he would be "happy" being completely alone.

What would be the minimum tank size needed for a single adult male jewel? And would it even be advisable to keep one by himself?

Thanks in advance,
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