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Oscar+Convict?

Discussion in 'Predatory Fish' started by The J man, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. The J man

    The J man New Member

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    Hey guys I am just wondering if an Oscar and a convict Chichlid can go into the same tank.
     
  2. Byron

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    Welcome to TFF. :hi:

    The answer is "no." Oscar attain anywhere from 12 to 18 inches (30-45 cm) and one oscar requires a 75g tank minimum. It will eat smaller fish and normally be intolerant of tankmates as it matures.

    Byron.
     
  3. Toney

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    My oscar never payed any atention to the convicts, the spawning jack demseys kept oscar and the cons on one side of their tank.
     
  4. The J man

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    Thanks for the information!
     
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    IME they were good tankmates but I also have them in a 180gallon. My female convict just get aggressive when she lays eggs and only attack my Oscar when it gets too close to her eggs.

    My Oscar is about 5 times bigger. My Oscar is not scared of my Convict its just that my convict is much faster, so she let's her be and move along. When my convict doesn't have babies they just ignore each other.

    If ur afraid convict might get eaten, get a male they get bigger. And have a cave for the convict cichlid that the Oscar won't fit into.
     
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