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Old 02-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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How many Pink Convict cichlids can I keep in a 10 Gallon Aquarium? My uncle is giving me 2 and both of them are different sizes, I think one of them is a male and the other is a female, the male is about 3" - 4" and the smaller one (im guessing it's a female) is around 2" - 2.5", if I put them into the same tank with each other will the bigger one kill the smaller one? Are Pink Convicts easy to breed?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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You should be fine as long as one is male and one female fighting wise though a ten gal is a little small for convicts with a female and male you are going to hve 100 hundreds soon they breed like rabbits
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A 10 is a little small, but would work for the short term, if you keep the water clean through frequent water changes. The real problem is the small footprint. If it is a pair, the female will have an orange stomach area. They will probably spawn within a few weeks, then, the tank will definitely be too small. As well, you need to consider what you will do with the resulting offspring, as there isn't much demand for them, other than as feeders. They are a great fish, but very prolific.
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Ty for giving me some info about them, I was thinking after the breed, I would bring the offsprings to big al's and get store credits or trade them for pleco foods?
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Just putted them in today and they are showing breeding signs already.. female's thingy came out .. o_o
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They will spawn often and from what I've heard they are great parents. The 10g is going to be way too small for anything but growing out fry and even then they will outgrow it in a few weeks. You will have hundreds of convicts before you know it.
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+1 a 10G is too small for a spawning pair.
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Upgrade to a 29gallon to give the babies a fighting chance.
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