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6 or 7 large male convicts in a 35 gallon?
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karate626
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PostPosted: 2011.01.20(Thu)18:22    Post subject: 6 or 7 large male convicts in a 35 gallon? Reply with quote

How aggressive are Convict males when there are no females? I was wondering if I could put 6 or 7 adult males in my 35 gallon long tank. I know that would be over crowded but I do weekly water changes and over filter the water. I was thinking that any fish that gets bullied could hide in the crowd. With so many fish I was thinking that any aggression would be spread throughout the fish so no one fish is overly harmed. I would put them in all at once (tank is already cycled and currently has my to turtles that I'm moving to a 100 gallon) so none of them have a territory they are trying to defend.

What do you guys think?
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.01.21(Fri)3:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why overcrowd them?

They might not kill each other but they would always be stressed and stressed fish get sick.
Two or three females would be a better option and female convicts are more colourful than males. Plus once a female shows her colours she won't turn into a male - juveniles all look like males.
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karate626
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PostPosted: 2011.01.21(Fri)21:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks I chose not to do this.
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