07-10-2012, 12:06 AM #1
Black Convicts and Silver Dollars
Is keeping one or two convicts and 5 silver dollar fish together a bad idea?
07-10-2012, 12:16 AM #2
Yes its abad idea. Cons are nasty and sd are retiring and peaceful. How big is your tank?
07-10-2012, 12:21 AM #3
I am planning on buying a 60 gallon and want to do as much research as possible before purchasing any fish.
07-10-2012, 12:28 AM #4
That's a good idea. Sd go well with peaceful slowmoving fish. They do not like sudden movements aor any sort of aggression. I know its tough to not have variety but a school of 10 sd would be beatiful but that's all you would have. Not a bad thing.
07-10-2012, 12:32 AM #5
Im probably gonna go in that direction and ensure that my silver dollars are very happy and healthy. Thanks for the help!
07-10-2012, 01:01 AM #6
Make sure you have no plants in the tank. SD love to eat plants and veggies are part of their normal diet. I fed mine a romane lettuce leaf daily along with their regular food. Great fish.
07-10-2012, 11:07 PM #7Member Oscar
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what is a good tankmate for a Convict?RIP Shark Bait, my Red Tail Shark :(
07-17-2012, 02:57 PM #8
for that 60g, you can add in a rainbow cichlid or salvini (tri-color cichlid) who could match the convicts aggression. If you get 2 convicts, and don't pay attention to the sex, you could end up with thousands in that 60g tank.
07-17-2012, 03:11 PM #9
Smaug was right on with his description of silver dollars. They are nothing but a big tetra, easily terrorized and very nervous fish. What do you want more........the convicts or the SD?
And then go from there but not together.