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Ptrain 03-21-2008 07:17 PM

Compatible with ciclids
 
What type of fish are compatible with convicts?
I want a second type of fish in the tank but i don't want them to get hurt during mating season.

Lupin 03-21-2008 08:48 PM

Re: Compatible with ciclids
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ptrain
What type of fish are compatible with convicts?
I want a second type of fish in the tank but i don't want them to get hurt during mating season.

What size is the tank?

Ptrain 03-22-2008 12:01 PM

unfortunately i had to settle for a 20 gallon long tank, so i was thinking nothing else would be "safe" during mating season, but i was hoping i was wrong.

jeaninel 03-22-2008 09:13 PM

I wouldn't put anything else in there because if you have a pair you will soon be overloaded with fry. lol

Ptrain 03-22-2008 09:17 PM

haha yeah thats what i thought, but then i thought, what am i going to do with the fry... None of my lfs take convicts. and if they do, its for 13 cents. i think ill just use them as live feed? is that possible?

okiemavis 03-23-2008 09:02 AM

You won't have any trouble getting rid of them on craigslist. I see them all the time in the pets section.

Gump 03-25-2008 01:48 AM

If you have another tank with a fish eater they make great feeders. I did that for some time, also you can remove the fry right after they hatch and feed them to small peaceful fish.

Fishguy19 04-02-2008 05:41 PM

Convicts can be quite aggressive, so you should have a similiar sized fish with similiar aggression as the convict. But being its a 20g tank, there isn't much you can put in, because Convicts can get 5-7". Maybe 2 convicts in the 20g, but eventually you'd want to get a 30g+ tank.

Ptrain 04-02-2008 07:58 PM

yeah the idea was to upgrade when i had more money, but that won't be for a while.

Gump 04-02-2008 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ptrain
yeah the idea was to upgrade when i had more money, but that won't be for a while.

In that case keep what you have until you have the new tank. Buying with hopes to upgrade later is a bad idea.


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