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post #1 of 11 Old 03-21-2008, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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What type of fish are compatible with convicts?
I want a second type of fish in the tank but i don't want them to get hurt during mating season.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-21-2008, 09:48 PM
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What type of fish are compatible with convicts?
I want a second type of fish in the tank but i don't want them to get hurt during mating season.
What size is the tank?

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post #3 of 11 Old 03-22-2008, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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unfortunately i had to settle for a 20 gallon long tank, so i was thinking nothing else would be "safe" during mating season, but i was hoping i was wrong.
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-22-2008, 10:13 PM
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I wouldn't put anything else in there because if you have a pair you will soon be overloaded with fry. lol

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post #5 of 11 Old 03-22-2008, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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haha yeah thats what i thought, but then i thought, what am i going to do with the fry... None of my lfs take convicts. and if they do, its for 13 cents. i think ill just use them as live feed? is that possible?
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You won't have any trouble getting rid of them on craigslist. I see them all the time in the pets section.
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-25-2008, 02:48 AM
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If you have another tank with a fish eater they make great feeders. I did that for some time, also you can remove the fry right after they hatch and feed them to small peaceful fish.
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-02-2008, 06:41 PM
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Convicts can be quite aggressive, so you should have a similiar sized fish with similiar aggression as the convict. But being its a 20g tank, there isn't much you can put in, because Convicts can get 5-7". Maybe 2 convicts in the 20g, but eventually you'd want to get a 30g+ tank.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-02-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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yeah the idea was to upgrade when i had more money, but that won't be for a while.
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post #10 of 11 Old 04-02-2008, 09:22 PM
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yeah the idea was to upgrade when i had more money, but that won't be for a while.
In that case keep what you have until you have the new tank. Buying with hopes to upgrade later is a bad idea.
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