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elliriyanna

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Is it possible for a convict to get lonely? I have a 2 inch male in a tank by himself and he honestly seems bored and lonely, Don't tell me I am anthropomorphizing, We all know animals have feelings to an extent. whether he is truly feeling " lonely" or just unfamiliar with not sharing his space with his own kind it really does not matter.

Should I worry? Should I do anything?
 

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What size tank do you have? This is a determining factor when it comes to adding tankmate with agressive fish.

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Its only a 20 gallon ... which is why its a lone fish ... Its also why I did not ask if I should get him a friend, Just options on what I CAN do.

I guess a female would be possible since I know breeding tanks can be smaller.
 

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I wouldnt add a female. You could add decor to give it more places to venture.

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It has plants and pots and ... It just looks like its looking for something. Its also not very aggressive, I have never even seen it eat.
 

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If you have a substitute tank,you can try adding a female salvini.So if it chases her, you can shift her to a new tank
The same thing happened with my flowerhorn.He seemed very lonely and bored.When I added a female flowerhorn with him he chased him and killed her within an hour.So be careful

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Cichlids in general do not get lonely. Most are solitary fish by nature.
 
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