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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:54 pm Post subject: Advice required on Convict cichlids Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 I  recently  set  up  a  29  gallon  cichlid  tank  and  it  houses,  4  Jewels,  2  salvoni  and  3  convicts.  The  convicts  are  really  small  in  size  and  I  fear  they  may  not  be  able  to  take  the  aggression  from  the  salvoni  and  the  jewels.
 
 Should  I  consider  moving  them  out  to  another  tank?
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 no  idea  fishbie...im  a  beginner  myself...i  am  goin  to  get  a  pair  of  convicts  now...havent  had  loaches  too...where  did  u  get  your  conicts  from?  have  any  pics?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:23 pm Post subject: convicts Reply with quote

 Fishbone,
 
 Am  not  too  sure  as  to  how  big  your  other  fish  are  when  compared  to  your  convicts  but  i  think  they  should  be  fine  as  long  as  they  are  not  small  enough  to  enter  their  mouth.Convicts  are  capable  of  taking  care  of  themselves.As  a  matter  of  fact,they  can  put  your  other  fish  in  a  spot  of  bother  if  your  convicts  pair  up  and  happen  to  lay  eggs.And  boy  it  would  be  a  sight  to  watch  those  small  convicts  go  against  fish  3  times  their  size    Very Happy  So  watch  out  for  your  convicts.Do  you  hav  a  male  and  female  among  the  3  convicts?
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 fishbone,
 
 convicts  will  survive  if  given  hiding  places  with  fishes  triple  their  size  and  more.    don't  worry  about  them,  except  to  give  them  enough  hiding  spots...
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 Fishbone  dont  worry,  cichlids  other  than  oscars  and  flower  horns  are  pretty  much  the  same  in  aggression,  and  so  convicts  can  take  care  of  themselves  fine...its  good  that  you  put  them  all  together  at  the  same  time.
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cokeamod  wrote:                
 other  than  oscars  and  flower  horns  are  pretty  much  the  same  in  aggression                

 
 oscars  are  nothing  compared  to  FH  in  aggression
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 that  tank  is  too  tiny  for  any  of  the  fish  once  they  grow  up,  except  maybe  the  convict  pair.
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 zed,
 
 that's  why  i  suggested  he  go  in  for  a  convict  pair  for  now...  he  can  move  them  to  a  larger  tank,  later  if  he  wants.
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 Hi,
 
 Talking  about  agression,  I  once  had  Convicts  (both  variants)  alongwith  texas  cichlids,  Severums,  Red  bellied  piranhas  and  Jewel  Cichlids.  The  following  is  the  pecking  order  which  was  established  in  the  tank  (5  ft  long,  1.5  d  and  h)
 
 Convicts
 Jewels  (would  attack  only  if  messed  around  with)
 Piranhas  (real  dumb  -  have  no  clue  about  territories)
 Texas  (real  hassled)
 
 The  severums  were  however  not  bothered  with  at  all.  They  seemed  to  have  diplomatic  immunity  from  all  fish  in  the  tank.
 
 Rgds,
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 sid,
 
 Did  you  have  red  bellied  piranhas  or  were  they  pacus?If  they  were  RB's,i  think  they  would  have  been  the  only  survivors  in  your  tank  by  now  Smile
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 The  funda  is  that  all  the  fish  were  quite  small  when  introduced  to  each  other    Very Happy    As  they  grew  up,  they  started  demostrating  their  instincts.
 
 The  fish  was  indeed  a  Piranha  and  not  a  Pacu.  
 
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aquadowntoearth  wrote:                
Hi,
 
 Talking  about  agression,  I  once  had  Convicts  (both  variants)  alongwith  texas  cichlids,  Severums,  Red  bellied  piranhas  and  Jewel  Cichlids.  The  following  is  the  pecking  order  which  was  established  in  the  tank  (5  ft  long,  1.5  d  and  h)
 
 Convicts
 Jewels  (would  attack  only  if  messed  around  with)
 Piranhas  (real  dumb  -  have  no  clue  about  territories)
 Texas  (real  hassled)
 
 The  severums  were  however  not  bothered  with  at  all.  They  seemed  to  have  diplomatic  immunity  from  all  fish  in  the  tank.
 
 Rgds,
 Sid                

 
 how  big  was  the  texas?  how  many  convicts?
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