Thread: Rescuing a Convict
08-18-2013, 07:39 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Rescuing a Convict
I just rescued a covict cichlid from a irresponsible owner. I have been researching non-stop about cichlids for over two weeks and joined this site because I plan to make the rest of its life better and get information when needed. I have two tanks. One I plan to fill with Malawi Lake Species and the other withbspecies that are from central or south america. i have been told 8 cichlids in a 50-60 gallon tank is a good overcrowding size for low agression levels.
first tank: 55 gallon
fully prepared with arg. Sand along with 12 hiding places and plants with a synodontis angelicus catfish and a lone convict fish. They ignore eachother mostly.
I need opinions on what fish I should get to fill.
i need enough species to keep them from being to agressive towards like-patterened fish. Can anyone help me out?
08-18-2013, 11:40 PM #2
Hello and welcome to the AC . If you post your question in the Cichlid forum you will get a lot more responses . Again welcome to the AC.ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
08-19-2013, 10:04 AM #3
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08-19-2013, 07:25 PM #4
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08-19-2013, 08:49 PM #5
Welcome to the AC. The convict will do fine usually with a firemouth, sevrum or acara. Those are just a few off the top of my head. Stay away from a salvini or any of the terrors or devils.
Additionally you generally can do rainbows in the tank if you choose. Other good choices are larger bodied tetra like a lemon, serpae or columbian.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
08-30-2013, 05:31 AM #6
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