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My 55g shattered after a friend of mine tried to move it. So right now I have 4 mbuna in a 10g. I plan on buying a 29g from a friend soon. I love my mbuna, but I really want to raise fry. I've had guppy/molly/platy/tetra/etc fry, and I want to raise cichlid fry now. I really like the look of convicts and their attitudes. I guess there isn't really a question here, other than...what do you think? Any ideas? :)
 

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a 29 gallon would be a perfect tank for convicts to spawn.

do you plan on putting the mbuna in with the convicts?

that will change the outcome drastically
 

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justin3p0 said:
a 29 gallon would be a perfect tank for convicts to spawn.

do you plan on putting the mbuna in with the convicts?

that will change the outcome drastically
I've done some research, and while some people do mix the two, I don't want my mbuna to die lol. I believe the convicts would just be too aggressive, especially when spawning. I know I can't keep my mbuna in the 10g for long. Right now it isn't a huge problem because they are all still relatively small.

The only big issue, is that I really don't want to get rid of my mbuna, but I also don't have enough money right now to buy the 29g and another one for my mbuna. :-? :-?
 

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I'm afraid to suggest it because I don't want to get bashed here, but would it work if I put my 4 mbuna and pleco in the 29g and a convict pair in my 10g as long as there are lots of hiding spots/caves?
 

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im dont think a 10 gallon will give the space for cons.

you could always look for a 20 gallon long in local listings

that should still be just fine for the cons and nothing else

i also read that u have a red jewel that is not a mbuna i believe that falls in the peacock list. its actually a river cichlid and its known for its nasty attitude and powerful jaws
 

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i also read that u have a red jewel that is not a mbuna i believe that falls in the peacock list. its actually a river cichlid and its known for its nasty attitude and powerful jaws
Yea, I always just kind of lump him in with the mbuna, but I know he isn't one lol. He is a bit aggressive, but isn't nipping the fins of my mbuna at all.
 

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I'm thinking I might have to get rid of my mbuna sadly. As a college student, I just don't have the funds for a 55g.
 

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well i wouldnt have anything in a 55gal with mating cons

they are very protective of fry

my friends cons will fight your hands when they spawn lol....
 

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well i wouldnt have anything in a 55gal with mating cons

they are very protective of fry

my friends cons will fight your hands when they spawn lol....
lol, not what I meant. I meant that I only have the funds to buy one tank, and since I have to keep my mbuna and convicts separate, I'll have to get rid of my mbuna. And I definitely cannot afford a 55g, but can afford a 20g........now I just need to find someone to buy/take my mbuna.
 

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dude get 50 or 60 bucks together and hit up craigslist....I serious though you can sometimes find tanks for almost freeeeeeee. Good luck man.
What are you in school for btw?
 

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dude get 50 or 60 bucks together and hit up craigslist....I serious though you can sometimes find tanks for almost freeeeeeee. Good luck man.
What are you in school for btw?
Too late, already found a LFS to take my mbuna and I now have a pair of convicts :)

And I'm a Zoology major
 
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