In this 55g tank, I have a pair of regular JD's (rescues) and two female convicts. My striped female con has been in breeding colors for about a week. She's getting plump. She's around 7 months old. This particular tank is one I am cautious about since both JD's were in horrible conditions before SWilkins rescued them and they are VERY laid back and shy. This is one of the reasons I chose to put cons of the same sex in the tank and (yes-I know I'm crazy) chose two of the most laid-back cons I have. So, do I take her out of the tank and put her with a male to make sure she can expel the eggs (I can handle any fry that could arise from this) and risk upsetting the balanced cichlid tank or should I add a male to the tank and risk stressing my JD's from an overprotective spawning convict pair or should I just leave her as she is? If I leave her as she is, is there anything I should keep an eye out for as far as any side-effects? Do convicts get egg-bound? Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated.