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post #1 of 18 Old 10-16-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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How long does it usually take for them to grow full size?

I've had mine since they were babies (about 4 weeks ago).
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post #2 of 18 Old 10-16-2009, 07:07 PM
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could take up to a year depending on size of tank. and what the conditions are that there in.
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post #3 of 18 Old 10-16-2009, 07:15 PM
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mine took like 3 months. i got them when they were about 1 month old. they had babies twice already and its been 4 months!

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post #4 of 18 Old 10-16-2009, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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hopefully mine grow that fast.

what do you recommend would be a good size tank for just two convicts?
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post #5 of 18 Old 10-16-2009, 11:52 PM
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30 gallon for starters. and then up to a 55 gallon. I have never had them But i think you could kkep them in a 30 ok at adult hood. Dont quote me tho.
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post #6 of 18 Old 10-17-2009, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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Okay cuz most people usually tell me between 10 and 30...I'm thinkin about gettin a 10. Is that good?
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i would say30 they breed like rabits
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post #8 of 18 Old 10-17-2009, 09:09 PM
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if it is any help, I used to have convicts in a 30 gallon for about 6 years, love these fish, along with firemouths and jack dempsey's, they all seem to have the same temperament.
and yes, convicts breed very easily, you should be good with a 30 gallon, I had a 33 gallon when I used to keep freshwater.
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post #9 of 18 Old 10-20-2009, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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is it safe to have 3 convicts in a 10 gal if theres two females and one male?
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post #10 of 18 Old 10-20-2009, 11:07 AM
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i wouldnt recomend it. i would still do a 30 or larger as they have lots of fry
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