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post #1 of 6 Old 02-05-2009, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Convicts 75 Gallon

How many Convicts can I have in a 75 gallon tank?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-05-2009, 11:54 PM
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Maybe around 15?

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-06-2009, 12:42 AM
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Why Convicts?

They're really aggressive and will either end up fighting or having babies....

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post #4 of 6 Old 02-06-2009, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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I ran into someone giving away Convicts, I said I'd take a couple, he gave me 10 (incase some died) and everyone of them lived, it has been a few months and now they need a bigger tank. I want to buy a 125 Gallon for my two Oscars so I will have an empty 75 Gallon. Will 10 Convicts be fine in a 75 for the rest of their life?
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-06-2009, 05:14 AM
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Were it me, (and it ain't) I would make as many hiding areas out of rocks and slate, upturned flower pots I could. As has been already mentioned they will scrap with one another and in the event that a pair decides to have young the others will need lots of places to get out of the way of the breeding pair.Once the babies arrive unless you have all males or females (doubtful) they will not tolerate interlopers.

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post #6 of 6 Old 02-06-2009, 01:01 PM
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Convicts are like the guppies of cichlids

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1gallon- Blue/Orange Betta-male
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