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What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: Mommy of 2 ()
Date: January 22, 2007 08:10AM

We had some pink convicts given to us, we want somthing other than the convicts in our 46gal. tank. Which cichlids can we put in there with them?

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: shad10 ()
Date: January 22, 2007 04:02PM

Firemouths work well with convicts. Maybe some kribs or jewel cichlids would be fine to.

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: Chuck ()
Date: January 23, 2007 02:16AM

How many pink cons are already in the tank?

Chuck

Tanks: 150 gallon

1 9" Bala Shark
1 5" Green Terror
1 8.5" Jack Dempsey
1 6.5" Senegal Bichir
1 13" Rope Fish
1 3" Yellow Convict
1 3" SAE
2 5.5" Pictus Catfish
1 9" Chocolate Cichlid
1 1.5" Green Tiger Barb
1 4.5" Rainbow Shark
2 5" Angel Fish
1 2" Jewel (feisty sucker)


55 gallon

4 2.5" SAE's
1 4" Discus
1 3.5" Discus
1 2" Discus
1 6" Zigzag Eel
1 6" Black Ghost Knife
1 2.5" Bolivian Ram
1 2.5" Rubber Lip Pleco
1 2.5" Long Fin Bristle Nose Pleco
1 2.5" Fire Mouth
1 1.5" German Ram

30 gallon

1 6" Angel Fish
1 4" Kuhli Loach
2 2" Paradise Fish
1 6" Zigzag Eel (great fish lots of personality)
1 1.5" Honduran Red Point Cichlid
2 1.5" SAE's
1 1" Clown Loach
1 1" Rubber Lip Pleco

5.5 Gallon Quarantine

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: Mommmy of 2 ()
Date: January 23, 2007 08:34AM

Right now 12 in a 46 gallon. My cousin gave us 5 and then his brother traded us his 7 for our tiger barbs and danios and a catfish, We are going to take most of the convicts to the pet store and trade them for something else. Not sure yet how many we are going to keep.

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: Chuck ()
Date: January 24, 2007 03:13AM

Wow 12 is alot! 6 or 7 total fish that achieve 6 or so inches in length would be perfect for a 46 gallon. Good tank mate would include Jewels or firemouths there are other keep to fish that don't get above 6 inches.

Chuck

Tanks: 150 gallon

1 9" Bala Shark
1 5" Green Terror
1 8.5" Jack Dempsey
1 6.5" Senegal Bichir
1 13" Rope Fish
1 3" Yellow Convict
1 3" SAE
2 5.5" Pictus Catfish
1 9" Chocolate Cichlid
1 1.5" Green Tiger Barb
1 4.5" Rainbow Shark
2 5" Angel Fish
1 2" Jewel (feisty sucker)


55 gallon

4 2.5" SAE's
1 4" Discus
1 3.5" Discus
1 2" Discus
1 6" Zigzag Eel
1 6" Black Ghost Knife
1 2.5" Bolivian Ram
1 2.5" Rubber Lip Pleco
1 2.5" Long Fin Bristle Nose Pleco
1 2.5" Fire Mouth
1 1.5" German Ram

30 gallon

1 6" Angel Fish
1 4" Kuhli Loach
2 2" Paradise Fish
1 6" Zigzag Eel (great fish lots of personality)
1 1.5" Honduran Red Point Cichlid
2 1.5" SAE's
1 1" Clown Loach
1 1" Rubber Lip Pleco

5.5 Gallon Quarantine

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: firemouth ()
Date: January 24, 2007 12:28PM

2 Pair of convict are all the fish that tank will hold and that is really too much. 1 pair of adult convicts for that tank is ideal. Chuck what are you talking about? 7 6" fish in a 46 gallon tank? Are you crazy ?

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: colin ()
Date: January 26, 2007 01:26PM

from my experience with convicts, I have learned that they are one of the most agile cichlids, they can have a very wide variety of tank mates. anyone I know who has convicts says the same. they are one of the best cichlids out there a good buy for anyone I think. at the pet store they got a pair of convicts that are living in a tank with 6 full grown oscars. they made babies. and the oscars know better than to enter the territory of a convict.

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: firemouth ()
Date: January 27, 2007 02:45AM

Six full grown Oscarseye rolling smiley

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Re: What cichlids can I put with my pink convicts?
Posted by: Chuck ()
Date: January 29, 2007 03:01AM

Much depends on fish temperament and tank layout and also how the fish are introduced. Keep in mind this is from the guy with firemouth in with discus.

Chuck

Tanks: 150 gallon

1 9" Bala Shark
1 5" Green Terror
1 8.5" Jack Dempsey
1 6.5" Senegal Bichir
1 13" Rope Fish
1 3" Yellow Convict
1 3" SAE
2 5.5" Pictus Catfish
1 9" Chocolate Cichlid
1 1.5" Green Tiger Barb
1 4.5" Rainbow Shark
2 5" Angel Fish
1 2" Jewel (feisty sucker)


55 gallon

4 2.5" SAE's
1 4" Discus
1 3.5" Discus
1 2" Discus
1 6" Zigzag Eel
1 6" Black Ghost Knife
1 2.5" Bolivian Ram
1 2.5" Rubber Lip Pleco
1 2.5" Long Fin Bristle Nose Pleco
1 2.5" Fire Mouth
1 1.5" German Ram

30 gallon

1 6" Angel Fish
1 4" Kuhli Loach
2 2" Paradise Fish
1 6" Zigzag Eel (great fish lots of personality)
1 1.5" Honduran Red Point Cichlid
2 1.5" SAE's
1 1" Clown Loach
1 1" Rubber Lip Pleco

5.5 Gallon Quarantine

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