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post #1 of 7 Old 03-07-2012, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Convict cichlid in 20 gallon tank

Can I get a single convict cichlid in a 70 litre tank?? I want a cichlid and a convict seems right. I dont want any little cichlids, I want a big aggressive one and a convict is right for me
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-08-2012, 11:51 AM
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I wouldn't do it long term. They need a bit more room to swim.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-08-2012, 05:01 PM
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I full grown convict will need a 3ft tank so at least 30 gallons.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-15-2012, 06:00 PM
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a 20 gallon long would work. I have had a single convict in one of those for nearly 10 years now. Fish doesn't seem to mind and I have some glass marbles in there that she likes to push around when she isn't busy digging.
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-15-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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thankyou K98058 finally someone who can give me hope
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-15-2012, 07:13 PM
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Personally, I think they need at least a 20g long or 29g. It's the absolute minimum I would recommend and a bigger tank would be better. It can be done successfully. Just keep on top of water changes and such. What kind of filter do you have?


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post #7 of 7 Old 03-15-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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a really crappy one at the moment but im getting a bigger one in a coupkle of weeks im not getting the convict soon, i getting a free conjag
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