just remember to make a lot of caves, even if they are a breeding pair, the male can still kill the female
hmmmmm... didnt really want to hear that... about the pleco: I kinda like the pleco that I have and the pet store I got him from sells really big ones, like 24" ones, so I am pretty sure I can sell him back if he gets too big for the tank.
the JD that I have is really striking, kinda a dark color with this deep red line across the tips of its fins. it really stood out from the other jacks and terrors it was rooming with. I did notice, with a little help from my hand , that he set up a territory. the female convict tried to push him away but I shooed her away.
what would be your suggestion if say I HAD to make this tank work with what I have? this male con is ruining my tank (sometimes I just want to feed his bully self to my puffer so I can have a peaceful tank full of beautiful fish.) but I'm sticking with the convicts and this jack has a unique look to him. should I look into a dither fish like we talked about earlier? I still want those convict babies and the JD appears to keep to himself so I don't think he would be the one to be attacked for eating convict eggs. what would you suggest I do to make this tank work. (still interested in one of those beautiful firemouths, possibly enough to get rid of the JD)
great! I can do all of that today I'm going for a slate run soon . then I'm going to take everything out of the tank. while the tank is empty I will remove the JD and take him back oh and the behavior I talked about the female exhibiting, does that mean she is a female? if you need to clarify more I can make a video on the fish (colors have changed since I last filmed them)I suggest taking all the shells out and do a good sized waterchange. Also be sure to wash the slate really well before adding it. Cichlids really like slate and will spawn on it. I like to make caves out of it by gluing pieces together and the fish will swim in and out of them.
What do you mean a filter change? It could be that the fish or you just stirred up the gravel and it's settling.
Your Jewels are pretty! ;D.
Back on topic! I may be completely wrong about this but I believe that those bags aren't very helpful. The media holds 90% of the bacteria in your tank so if you just take the media out and throw it away and add new then you have to grow new bacteria all over again. I never changed my media in my tanks unless (1) it was falling apart or (2) the tank had just gotten over a disease that could stay in the media. If either of those two things happened I would put in pre-cycled media back into the filter from one of my other tanks' extra filters.