Thanks everyone for the comments. I know they breed easy so that is part of what I want to have them for. I'd like to watch that. I have several LFS that will take in the babies once they are big enough and even toss me some store credit.
Good idea on the pleco... I like him and would have for the Convicts to tear him a new one... I'll not have him in there on second thought.
It might be best to have a pair only I think. I don't have them yet.. I am waiting on my 30G to finish a cycle to move some fish over but when I do I'll get some pics up and some status of my journey down the road of the Convict. (those mean old cichlids) : )