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post #1 of 5 Old 01-29-2012, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, after the death of my black piranha "jigsaw", i have grieved for him and now i am ready to get back in the game since my 30 gallon tank is empty. after a ton of researching and thought i have decided to go with 2 convict cichlids, 1 male and 1 female, hopefully they will spawn, which i researched is quite easy. pictures will be available once everything is set.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-29-2012, 08:36 AM
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HA!!!!!!!!, im glad your piranhas dead!!!!!! You like totally suck at fish keeping. And you tatally shouldnt get convit cidhlids, they like grow over 2 feet large!!!!!!!!!!!!

Holy Cow! That is a nasty response. Banded Convicts or Zebra Convicts get about 6 inches long. They do not get 2 feet long.

Breeding convicts is very easy and they are very protective of their young. You should however, think about what you are going to do with all the little ones. Selling them or finding homes is not always as easy as it sounds. The more common the fish, the harder to place really.

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Holy Cow! That is a nasty response. Banded Convicts or Zebra Convicts get about 6 inches long. They do not get 2 feet long.

Breeding convicts is very easy and they are very protective of their young. You should however, think about what you are going to do with all the little ones. Selling them or finding homes is not always as easy as it sounds. The more common the fish, the harder to place really.
Oh yeah i understand, a friend of mine has a 300 gallon tank which he offered to keep the fry in, i can either sell them or give them away 1 by 1.
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Oh yeah i understand, a friend of mine has a 300 gallon tank which he offered to keep the fry in, i can either sell them or give them away 1 by 1.

Keep in mind that it could be 100 or more and mating after mating will mean a LOT of give aways. I assure you there are not thousands of people just waiting to get a banded convict and give them great homes. Just food for thought. Might want to make sure you have other in the tank that can help with population control. Banded Convicts are quite protective mama's and daddy fish.

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First, to guywithafish, I apologize for the other member's earlier post that I have now removed. That was uncalled for and rude.

As for the Convict Cichlid, it should be kept in a 36-inch tank, which will house a pair. You can read more in our profile, click the shaded name.

There are some other fish suited to a 30g, have a browse through the profiles [second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page].

And welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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