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A problem with tankmates

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by jaymekelley, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. OrionGirl

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    Plecos do not eat poop. There are some that need algae, some that need meaty foods--but none that will survive without supplemental feeding. Most all of them will produce massive amounts of waste, as well.

    I would not advise adding any more fish to your tank until you remove the inhabitants you aren't keeping.
     
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    Hey, the jack Dempsey's aren't African, if I remember right, right? My husband is wanting to trade the Africans for ps4 games for the kids, but that means I get to keep the sa/cas
     
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    Just make your life easy and get rid of the 3 African cichlids. The Ropefish and Peacock eel will be fine with the Jack Dempseys and Convicts. I have kept these combos before. and i currently have 11 tanks of SA/CA cichlids - about to be 12, plus 30 years experience. Don't waste your life keeping African cichlids lol

    Your best bet for feeding Plecos is slice a small zucchini in half and rubberband it to a small rock and sink it in the tank. Other fish will eat it as well.
     
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    Okay, that's what hubby decided to do anyway. I didn't argue when he told me. He's really only concerned about the convict, and I suggested we let all of the other ones be sold and just keep her, the ropefish, the peacock, and maybe get a male convict to keep with her. But I think he wants to put my dragon fish (2) in there. I think there's enough tank space, but they are needing to go brackish, so I'm trying to explain to him that that won't work long-term in a freshwater tank.
     
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    no, just keep the Convict female alone and the 2 Jack Dempseys will be enough of a handful. They will get too big for the tank eventually, but it will take years to happen. You DON'T want a pair of Convicts.....they will over-run the entire tank and kill everything that comes near them. ONE CONVICT LOLOLOL, no pairs.

    So let me get this straight - you will be keeping 5 fish total?
     

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