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View Poll Results: Convict or firemouth

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  • Convict

    7 30.43%
  • Firemouth

    16 69.57%
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  1. Default Convict or firemouth?

    0 Not allowed!
    Hey everyone hope you can help me out with something! I was thinking of putting 2 breeding convicts or firemouth in a 30 gal tank alone... Which one should I go with? Any other breed you would recommend? And I put another fish in with them? Thanks!


  2. #2


    0 Not allowed!
    Either would work, but if you are successful in breeding them, it is more difficult to rehome convict fry. There are many choices of larger bodied tetras that can go with the firemouths, not sure about the convicts as I have never kept them.

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  3. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    What about 2 firemouth and one convict?

  4. #4


    0 Not allowed!
    Firemouths without a doubt. Not so mean and you can actually have a few community fish with them.

  5. #5


    0 Not allowed!
    Check this thread, IMO there aren't many better cichlids for a 30 gallon community tank. They're definitely more mellow than firemouths, don't claim as much territory. A pair of firemouths needs a 4' tank.
    I have 2 29's and a 40 packed with growing juvies, so get some while they're young and cheap. Once the last batch I grew out started pairing off proven spawning pairs were selling for $40 on aquabid.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

  6. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I like Keyholes in a comm tank also.

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