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dmuddle 03-07-2012 10:35 PM

Convict cichlid in 20 gallon tank
Can I get a single convict cichlid in a 70 litre tank?? I want a cichlid and a convict seems right. I dont want any little cichlids, I want a big aggressive one and a convict is right for me

ladayen 03-08-2012 11:51 AM

I wouldn't do it long term. They need a bit more room to swim.

rrcoolj 03-08-2012 05:01 PM

I full grown convict will need a 3ft tank so at least 30 gallons.

K98058 03-15-2012 06:00 PM

a 20 gallon long would work. I have had a single convict in one of those for nearly 10 years now. Fish doesn't seem to mind and I have some glass marbles in there that she likes to push around when she isn't busy digging.

dmuddle 03-15-2012 06:02 PM

thankyou K98058 finally someone who can give me hope

James 1995 03-15-2012 07:13 PM

Personally, I think they need at least a 20g long or 29g. It's the absolute minimum I would recommend and a bigger tank would be better. It can be done successfully. Just keep on top of water changes and such. What kind of filter do you have?

dmuddle 03-15-2012 07:20 PM

a really crappy one at the moment but im getting a bigger one in a coupkle of weeks im not getting the convict soon, i getting a free conjag

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