10-06-2009, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Fishin Pole
Unless you had some fish deaths since you posted your aquarium stats, BOTH your tanks are overstocked........A 7 inch Dempsey, 2 Texas Cichlids and a Firemouth in the 120 Liter is overstocked and with the mix of fish you have, your asking for major aggression issues........The convicts in the 60, now with fry and other fish is gonna end in the deaths of your danios..........Your gonna need another tank, a larger tank.........Convict fry will grow at an alarming rate and push the bio-load thru the roof.........
There are no aggression issues, not even slightly and there never have been. It's not over stocked. All the fish are very healthy and have plenty of swimming space. I am aware that I will need a much larger tank down the line. Not far down it either, but it's certainly not an issue at current .
This isn't a stocking question, I have been keeping cichlids for years and years and know the limitations. I was simply asking if there is any inherent hate between jack dempseys and convicts as I have never kept the latter. I took a chance and as it turned out, neither the dempsey or convict gave a crap about one another. The convict selected a mate, then I transferred them to the breeding tank.
I appreciated all of your concerns about stocking and I'm not disregarding your opinions, just respectfully disagreeing.
I think many people on this forum are too obsessed with numbers and rules of thumb. Statistically, I know, both tanks are drastically overstocked. But they just aren't. There's no other way I can put it really..