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Ok It's a 20 gal
Just got rid of convicts
Now it houses a Female Jack Dempsey about 3.5 inches long

What else could I add besides convicts
I thought about a male :-?
 

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I think you should go for a lovely pair of zebra cichlids
The OP just got rid of theirs. Also they stated what else can I have in there besides Convicts. I agree though a JD can live in a 20 gal L short term not long term. Firemouths will work in a 20 gal L. Or you could go with Rams or Apisto's.
 

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I agree, SA dwarfs are gonna be a good way to go here. I'd go with dwarf acaras though cause I'm not a big fan of rams or apistos.
 

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What are the measurements of the 20 gallon tank? IMO, it will be better if it is a 20 gallon long.

But I must agree with everyone else. You are going to need another tank for a JD. If you are set on making the 20 gallon work, I agree with lil mama. A pair of rams would work great in a tank like that. Like I said above though it is best if it is a 20 long.
 

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Just out of curiosity, why did you get rid of the cons?
 

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I'm guessing because they are common and you end up with a Bagillion, yes a BAGILLION fry.

Am I close?

This is why I got rid of mine. When I have more tanks and larger fish I will have them again and use them as feeders though. You just gotta love their personalities.
 

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Well I started out with two cons male and female, and the story goes on from there 175 fry that got to be about 7 months old and they started spawning

And yes it's a 20 long
 

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Boldstone said:
Well I started out with two cons male and female, and the story goes on from there 175 fry that got to be about 7 months old and they started spawning

And yes it's a 20 long
haha thats funny.....actually maybee not as it might happen to me :)
 

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More than likely it will happen to you
 

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Very true
 

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Ha
Yea I thought it was nice when I first got them
But them the children got bigger and started having more children
 

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Ha now my JD is very shy
I'm guessing because it's lonely
 
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