12-02-2012, 03:48 PM
| || |
We have profiles on all these fish, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page; click on shaded names for the profile. Each gives info on numbers, minimum tank size, compatibility, etc. As another member said [in a mild way], you are in for real trouble with this mix.
From the Jack Dempsey profile:
Not a community fish. Best kept individually, or may be kept in a small group of 6 or more in a very large tank. Should not be kept in smaller groups due to their aggressiveness. As the fish matures it becomes increasing more territorially aggressive.
From the Convict Cichlid profile:
This is not a community fish. Best in a species tank; a pair may be kept in a 36-inch (40+ gallon) tank. In much larger tanks (over 6 feet) it may be kept with a few other Central American cichlids that are robust. This species is very aggressive and territorial, and when spawning becomes very violent to all other fish including much larger cichlids.
And African rift lake cichlids cannot be combined with other fish, the water parameters for one are vastly different, plus the aggressiveness issue.
Research your fish before you acquire them, and bear in mind that the store is in business to sell fish, and if you buy them and they die and you go back for more, so much the better. The worst of all this is the poor fish, who cannot help being the way they are, but the stress caused to them by inappropriate environments (tanks, other fish) affects their physiology and they will be in poor health and likely die before they have had a chance to "live" as nature intended.
Take note of the blue paragraph in my signature block.