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It seems like everywhere I look, all the internet sites say that a 20 gallon is great!....for a pair ... :x

I would like to know how big of tank I would need for just one?

I would really really REALLY love to put one in a cycled 10 gallon I have. If they grow to 6 inches, then they can comfortably turn around in a 10 gallon, but I know swimming space is a limited :/ I would also be putting on a 30 gallon HOB filter (plus the 10 gallon internal filter it already has) so filtration wouldn't be an issue, but once again, swimming space would be a bit small.

Plus I used to own one in a 29 gallon all by himself. When he was in there, he was so afraid to come out :( but a few issues occured, and I had to move him to a 10 gallon for a few weeks. During the time he was in the 10 gallon, he actually warmed up to me! :D he would beg like an Oscar, instead of hid behind some rocks. And he actually got some good colors on his fins (which is actually kinda suprising). So is it possible that puting him in the 10 gallon kinda forced him to warm up to me? Because he was certainly a more social and happy fish after that!

Give me your opinions please! :)
 

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Ya, I know bigger is always better. And just one, because if I get a pair, there are no buyers. In other words, I let 30 convicts grow up in one tank, or kill them all. So I think one convict is my option. And with limited space (a 10 gallon) there's not many south American or central American cichlids that will fit in that tank. I really wanna get back to smaller cichlids though
 

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Hey lil gold ram!

And naw, don't worry people! I think I am just leaving my male betta in the 10 gal with some cherry barbs. And the only way i'd get a convict is if I put it in the 29 with a ram, or a 120 with other huge cichlids. I don't think either of those are great :/
 
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