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Fish/Black Convict Cichlid


i have a 60 gallon tank with about over 20 Black Convict Cichlid different sizes, since they produce alot, but my question is can i buy other fish to put in the same tank with these fish?

i love tropical fish, so is there any other kind like these where i can mix them?

Hi Elisabeth

I'll give you a list of fish that will go in this tank, but it's best to let this be a species only tank of Convict Cichlids. These fish are very aggressive, especially when breeding. Anything you add to the tank will likely be killed within a day or two. If you want more fish, I would start a new tank rather than adding fish with the Convicts.

Here is a link to fish that will go with Convicts

Hope this helps you, good luck



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I own and maintain several freshwater aquariums from 2 to 180 gallon. I can answer most questions about freshwater aquariums, including setup, cycling, maintenance, compatible tank mates, feeding. Moving? I've moved fish both across town and across the country and can help you get your little aquatic friends to their new home safely. I know and have experience with most freshwater community fish, South American Cichlids and African Cichlids. I don't answer questions about Goldfish or keeping Goldfish with Tropical Fish. I also don't answer questions about keeping crustaceans (shrimp, snails, crabs etc) with Tropical Fish, nor questions about saltwater fish or aquariums. I'm not available to answer questions on weekends, this is when I do maintenance on my own tanks.


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