Newborn Convict Cichlid

kaitlynnicole94

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I currently have my newborn male convict in a 40-gallon with a few gouramis because he's too small to do any damage and I didn't have anywhere else to put him. I'm definitely out of my area of expertise here. I'm looking for suggestions on what to do. If I get him his own tank, what size are we thinking? What fish are suggested to live with him? I realize it's ignorant to get a fish without doing any research but he was only $0.99 and I sort of jumped the gun!

I attached a picture. He's really fast and really small so I had to zoom in. You may not be able to see him clearly
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david1978

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I would think something like a 20 long would work as a permanent home since i think the minimum for a pair is a 29. Tank mates im not sure, i had a pair in a 55 and once the started breeding nothing was safe to have with them. Of course bigger is always better.
 

Bry

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Convicts are semi-aggressive and I will say when he gets bigger probably would kill your gouramis. I would say at least a 20. My mom kept her pair with Jewel Cichlids. But it depends on how big of a tank you get to if he can even have tankmates. My mom's pair were very territorial and killed anyone that came near their half of the tank.
 
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