Originally I was planning my tank for an african cichlid mix habitat. However, as my tank fished cycling and was still fishless, the petstore asked me if I'd like to 'rescue' 5 baby convicts that didn't have a home. and I accepted.
So currently the convicts are thriving 2 weeks in. I went back to the pet store and was recommended if I wanted more variety I could add a pair of midas convicts to the tank. Currently they're a great addition, they're not bullying the convicts but as they explore the caves they're herding the convicts out into the open so i can actually see them for once.
However checking on care requirements for the midas, I'm reading that in a 20 gallon they're gonna outgrow the tank and eat everything in it. I'm thinking they prob need to go back to the pet store.
Question, what if anything can I add with the convicts. watching the convicts I think the upper half of the aquarium is pretty lonely. I also have tons of small caves designed into my stacked rock work, as well as several nice live plants that provide great cover for a fish looking to chill for a little while.
Thanks any suggestions would be welcome. I understand that convicts often have to be kept as species only tanks. I'm just curious if I can add anything else. I wouldn't mind some sort of algae eater, other than common pleco.