Originally Posted by Rivercats
Look into Gold Severums.
29 gallons would be fine for growing out small juveniles, but severums eventually get much too large for a 29 gallon.
Originally Posted by Bambinojake
Get convicts! I have a breeding pair in my 30 gallon. I am hybridizing black convict male with pink convict female. You dont have to breed them, and they have a great personality. They are awesome.
Hybridization occurs when 2 different species produce offspring. The pink convict is a color variant of the regular convict- same species, thus, this is not hybridization.
Originally Posted by mrvincent
I'll have to flush fry when they become fishs... I wish parents will eat them, so I won't have anything to do with this -.-
That's a future project. I already owned a high tech tank heavy planted with smalls fishs. I want to expand with a low tech with bigger fishs.
If I could undo, I would have bought a 75 gal
tank with a huge monster, but now I only have space for 30 gal
wide + 30 gal
Please don't- this is incredibly cruel. If you are not prepared to deal with a LOT of fry, then I would strongly suggest you do not purchase a pair of convicts. Many pet stores won't even take them off your hands for free, so I really don't get the appeal personally. There are lots of SA/CA
cichlids that are just as interesting in terms of personality and behavior that will not overrun you with fry. Or, if you aren't interested in fry, why keep a pair in the first place? You could probably keep a single convict and a single firemouth in a 29 (scratch the pleco, though), and there are other less common species that would work too- some members of the genus Cryptoheros are a good example.