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otgarza 10-16-2009 06:28 PM

question about convicts
How long does it usually take for them to grow full size?

I've had mine since they were babies (about 4 weeks ago).

mollies 10-16-2009 07:07 PM

could take up to a year depending on size of tank. and what the conditions are that there in.

teddyzaper 10-16-2009 07:15 PM

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!

otgarza 10-16-2009 10:45 PM

hopefully mine grow that fast.

what do you recommend would be a good size tank for just two convicts?

mollies 10-16-2009 11:52 PM

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.

otgarza 10-17-2009 02:00 AM

Okay cuz most people usually tell me between 10 and 30...I'm thinkin about gettin a 10. Is that good?

mollies 10-17-2009 02:12 AM

i would say30 they breed like rabits

terryap 10-17-2009 09:09 PM

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.

otgarza 10-20-2009 10:57 AM

is it safe to have 3 convicts in a 10 gal if theres two females and one male?:-?

mollies 10-20-2009 11:07 AM

i wouldnt recomend it. i would still do a 30 or larger as they have lots of fry

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