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    1 female and 1 male, both adult size. I want to rescue them but I only have a 20g.
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    20g is fine for only a pair

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    Haha cool fish dude i just got me 2 of them today one albino with black eyes and a standard looking one.. There tiny about the size of my thumb nail lol.. 20g will be fine and give them a clay pot or two.. Thay may breed!

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    I've seen young breeding pairs in a 10g. But for a couple of 6" convicts your 20 should be ideal. Don't think about adding anything else though, they'll kill anything else you put in there.

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    The male chases the female around alot so I wouldn't say they're spawning pairs. What's compatible with them? I have Danios, Corys and shrimp at the moment.
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    How long have they been together? Give them a couple weeks and see what happens. It took about a week and a half for my female to accept my male as a mate.

    If they don't pair off them you could probably add some Giant Danios or something else fast and big. Just be sure to provide hiding places for the convicts so they're not always out and looking for someone to harass.

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    nothing can be with a pair, they will kill anything else in the tank. if you upgraded to a larger tank, you could keep one of the cons with dwarf cichlids

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    nothing...lives with convicts....and watch out...they are the rabbits of the cichlid family.....trust me on this...I know..

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    For convict fry:
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    yeah, theyre easy breeders, i bought rare pure white cons and they bred like nuts. i had the female with my oscar (6" at the time), and the convict fought the oscar from the eggs and almost won.

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