- - upsizing tank
|James ||10-12-2008 06:02 PM |
I have a ten gallon with a Jack dempsey and two convict cichlids and I am going to have to upsize it soon because all of my fish are becoming to big for the ten gallon and I was thinking of going to a 20 gallon and I was wondering if anybody has any suggestions
You will need a bigger tank than that if you want to keep all the fish.
JD's can reach 10" long, and need a 55G at the least to house them. Convicts can reach 6" and breed like crazy, so a 20G will last a good month or two. Either way, these fish cannot stay in a 20G long term, and a 55G is the bare minimum.
|frogman6 ||10-12-2008 09:04 PM |
i agree with cody
look on craigslist to see if there are any good deals on tanks
|jeaninel ||10-13-2008 12:50 PM |
Look for at least a 55 gallon. A 75 would be better as the extra width front to back will give your JD a little more room when he's full grown.
|iamntbatman ||10-13-2008 08:17 PM |
Yep, I agree. You might want to keep the 10g around though, because you'll likely have some fights between these fish as they get older so having a hospital tank would be a big help.
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