Hello From Utah!

MrFattyBacon

Hello everyone! I am a Freshwater Aquarium guy. I have been a fishkeeper for as long as I can remember and I have recently been breeding and keeping Convict Cichlids for the past 5 years or so. I do not believe I follow the standard norms of tank size/fish amounts. I have found (over time) that overstocking convicts have had some amazing results in curbing aggression. In my main aquarium (65 Gallons), I am currently keeping over 30 Convict Cichlids (3 months of age to 3+ years), 2 Blood Parrot Cichlids (young), 2 Pleco's (one will be moving soon), and 1 Golden Severum (young). I have other aquariums as well but nothing that I am as focused on as the Convict tank. I run a Top fin pro120 with as much Biohome media as it can hold. 82-84° tank temp. Even with the Biohome media I still 50% water change once a week. No living plants (they would just get eaten). I also use Marine Salt but have been pulling back on it recently to curb salt overload. I hope to move into building my own sump in the future and setting up a beautiful Discus tank. But that's for another day:D
 

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richiep

Croeso welcome to fishlore I keep peacock cichlids the same way and have no aggression, so your not on your own
 

MyFishAddiction

Welcome! I live like 10 minutes from Layton.
 

BigManAquatics

Welcome! Got any fun pics to share sometime?
 

MrFattyBacon

I posted these in the Convict Cichlid Pictures area earlier
And a colorful little baby
 

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StarGirl

Welcome to Fishlore! :)
 

TheAnglerAquarist

Welcome! I live like 10 minutes from Layton.
Same about 15-20 minutes
 

Fisch

Welcome! I live like 10 minutes from Layton.
Was not aware that so many members are from Utah. Welcome to fishlore. Nice tank, and what brought you here?
 

MrFattyBacon

Was not aware that so many members are from Utah. Welcome to fishlore. Nice tank, and what brought you here?
Yea crazy lol! I was just checking out pics of Convict Cichlids online (was looking to find pics of other Gold Belly Cichlids) and found this forum:D
 

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