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    I have been debating on what I want to put in my 29gal and thinking of some cons. So before I buy anything I wanted to know what I was dealing with.
    1. Will a couple convicts thrive in a 29gal?
    2. I don't want a breeding pair but can you put a pair of females or pair of males together?
    3. I plan (keyword plan) to upgrade to one large tank rather than 3 smaller ones, If that all pans out are convictss compatable with the stocking in my 55gal (stocking found in my signature)?
    4 Last question. If any of my questions are a no would someone give a suggestion to something that is similar to convicts that would fit the bill?


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    55gal: 1gold severum(jasper),1 Green Sev (Spot), 3 tiger barbs (left), bovarian ram.
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    1. Yes

    2. Females probably, males maybe

    3. 2 full grown severums are going to be a lot of bioload, what size tank are you thinking of getting.

    4. Keyholes, flag cichlids, maybe jewels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teach
    I have been debating on what I want to put in my 29gal and thinking of some cons. So before I buy anything I wanted to know what I was dealing with.
    1. Will a couple convicts thrive in a 29gal?
    2. I don't want a breeding pair but can you put a pair of females or pair of males together?
    3. I plan (keyword plan) to upgrade to one large tank rather than 3 smaller ones, If that all pans out are convictss compatable with the stocking in my 55gal (stocking found in my signature)?
    4 Last question. If any of my questions are a no would someone give a suggestion to something that is similar to convicts that would fit the bill?


    Thank you in advance,
    Teach
    1. They CAN. My pair could not. All was fine until it wasn't - if I didn't get her out he would have killed her.

    2. I think your best bet is a couple of females.
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    Thanks for the responses.

    Quote Originally Posted by rich311k
    3. 2 full grown severums are going to be a lot of bioload, what size tank are you thinking of getting.
    That will be a question in the future for now I am trying to fill my tanks with the idea of upgrading. I just want something that will be fine in a 29gal if something happens and I dont get a bigger tank. If I went for a pair of convicts and the stocking in my 55gal oh and Id like a bp again how big of tank do you think I would need? (for future reference)

    Also is a convict with some smaller cichlids like rams or apistos ok or do they do better in groups?
    Last edited by teach; 04-02-2011 at 12:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humdedum
    Females can be little monsters, too. It's not as common but still possible. My female nearly killed my larger convict male; tough little lady.
    Indeed. Usually, the warrior princess only emerges during spawning. But females are the way to go if the OP wants a few to house in a 29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teach
    Also is a convict with some smaller cichlids like rams or apistos ok or do they do better in groups?

    I wouldn't. Apis and rams are pretty docil fish better partnered with discus and/or tetras

    the convicts honest can be pretty brutal. I have a parrot/convict hybrid (jelly bean) that takes on a 9" ID shark.... without a second thought. I couldn't imagine him with my little Blue Rams.
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