Central American Cichlids • Fish ID

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Fish ID

Postby felipefaccini » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:27 pm

I got this 4 cichlids from Petco last weekend thinking the were convicts. but now that they grow a little bit I believe they are jacks. I have a 29gallon tank and planning n upgrading to a 75 but I may need o do something different now
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Re: Fish ID

Postby Ichthys » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:18 pm

They all look like hybrids to me.
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Re: Fish ID

Postby BC in SK » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:00 pm

Pictures #1 and #2 are jack Dempseys and picture #3 and #4 are convicts.
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Re: Fish ID

Postby felipefaccini » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:48 pm

Thanks, 2 and 2 is what I though. What will be your tank mates suggestions for this 4 on a 75 gallon tank? I was thinking on getting 2 firemouths and 2 more convicts
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Re: Fish ID

Postby Majestic » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:37 am

They all look like convicts to me but I’m not a expert on jacks :)
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Re: Fish ID

Postby Ichthys » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:40 pm

When the convicts breed you’ll probably need to remove all the other fish. And firemouths should be kept in a group unless you get a mated pair.
Convicts are in a different league of aggression to JDs and firemouths.
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