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post #1 of 6 Old 03-07-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Convict cichlids being aggresive

Hello, I have 2 male convict cichlids in a 20 gallon tank right now. I was just wondering if you guys think this is ok. They are both pretty small right now but one seems 2 bully the other. There was originally one cave in the tank, but i added another to try and see if that would deter some of the aggression. Anyway i was just wondering if these guys will make it long term?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-07-2011, 09:29 PM
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No they will not make it long term. Especially in a tank that small. Remove one of them immediately and trade it in for a female. You will also need to add more caves for them to thrive

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-07-2011, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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So do u think a male and female would be ok in a 20 gallon?
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-07-2011, 09:35 PM
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Whether or not they will be perfectly okay I can't say, but they will be much better off than 2 males in the tank.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-07-2011, 10:14 PM
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having a male and female could be dangerous for the very reason that they are easy to spawn and then they get just downright MEAN. A friend of mine had a breeding pair of them and we had to design a piece of plexiglass to fit down into the tank for cleaning because the parents would guard their young so well they would even bite the human hand!
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-07-2011, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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wow thats pretty intense lol.
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