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Would you consider this crowded for a 55 gallon tank?:
2 yellow labs
1 red zebra
2 convict cichlids, one big, one small
one tetra
one synodontis eupterus

there is no agression at all, and the 3 african cichlids are pretty small. The filter is an emperor 400. Thanks
 

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I wouldn't consider it overcrowded but I would consider it a bad mix.

I would definitely get rid of the convicts and tetra. Or get rid of the labs and red zebra.
They have different water requirements and shouldn't be kept together.
 

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the tetra and the convicts have been living at a 7.8 pH level for 4 and a half months now. I am not getting rid of the africans, i tried to get rid of the convitcs but the pet store wouldnt take them
 

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You could always offer the convicts for free at the Trading Post. You really should consider moving them out. If they spawn, that tank is going to get very rough. Minus the convicts, you tank is actually understocked.
 

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Dave, the two convicts are male. The bigger one does not do anything to any other fish, except the smaller convict, and the smaller one now hides. I am scared that if the smaller one dies, the big convict will then move on to picking on the other fish. I am going to offer the convicts to one more pet store and see what happens
 

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Yeah I'd get rid of the convicts and tetra then see where you want to go with compatible fish for the yellow lab and red zebra. Just my opinion.
 

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yes i know, i would like to have a few ps. acei, or maybe demasoni
 

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Very understocked.

I wouldn't consider it overcrowded but I would consider it a bad mix.
I agree - like everyone else did.

I'd look into a Cynotilapia species to replace the non-African cichlids you have. :D
 
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