Cichlid mates. help

Mindelo
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Hello, at this moment my tank have: jewel cichlid, green terror, jack dempsey and convict cichlid.
I have two questions:
1 - can i add parrot cichlid?
2 - does albino convict cichlid breed with "regular" convict?

I'm having trouble finding other fish i can add with them, please give m some sugestions

Edit: oscar grow too fast, so it's not an option at this moment
 
AggressiveAquatics
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If your going to add a blood parrot it should be full grown when going in. Blood parrots should usually only be kept with peaceful-territorial fish not aggressive fish like jack Dempsey and green terrors. I’d say it could work just be ready to make changes if it doesn’t.
 
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Mindelo
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Jack dempsey and green terror are the gentle ones, i'm more worried with the jewels.
Any other suggestions of other fish?
A friend suggested me to add tinfoil barb, but they are not an option since they grow big and are a schoaling fish. I could add at most two, would it work?
 
GlennO
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Tinfoil barbs need a huge tank and yes those convicts will breed with each other. They can also breed with your JD.
 
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Mindelo
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have anyone kept tiger barb with this kind of cichlids?
could it work?
 
GlennO
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Mindelo said:
have anyone kept tiger barb with this kind of cichlids?
could it work?
I haven't tried it but yes it could work. Cichlids generally ignore non cichlids unless they are protecting eggs or fry.
 
fallfever
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If you have all of those cichlids in your tank, I would not try tiger barbs, or I would certainly not have an emotional attachment to them. I've known them to disappear with jacks or terrors. Giant danios work well, BA tetras are possible, both in schools of at least six. Did not see the size of the tank, but may have overlooked it.
 
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Mindelo
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fallfever said:
I've known them to disappear with jacks or terrors.
Wow you make it sound like some serial killer movie
I guess i'll let this go and stick with an albino convict cichlid
 
fallfever
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LOL...well, maybe that's a bit harsh. Those can be predatory fish by nature not serial killers. As they get larger and older they tend to be a bit grumpier. I have or have had each of the fish you have listed and have learned a few hard lessons along the way. Sadly, tiger barbs were one of them. Fine for years and then there were none. They lived happy, productive lives, just short ones
 
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