The convict cichlid is a freshwater fish native to Central America, also known as the zebra cichlid. The convict cichlids are incredibly hardy fish, to easy care, making it an ideal aquarium fish for beginner fish keepers. Coburg Aquarium's Live Fish and Aquarium Products shipped Australia Wide.
A minimum 100L would be required if mixing with other species. The extra space will make these fish happy. Territorial fish that are prone to aggression in small aquariums. The bigger tank is better for the health of your fish.
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Despite their potential to be aggressive freshwater fish, you do have some options to convict cichlids tank mates. One convict cichlid alone or a male and female combo are two common choices. Here are some possible convict cichlid tank mates:
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The ideal diet for convict cichlids is a mix of pellets or flakes with live food options as well. Fish Food can be ：
They need good water movement along with very strong and efficient filtration. Make sure the filter matches with your tank size.
Here are some great ones to consider:
It’s also a good idea to include some aquatic plants in the aquarium. You have some room to be flexible when making this choice based on your own personal preference.
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Rocks and driftwood are ideal, Other Ornaments for your tank:
Convict cichlids do best with a sandy substrate.
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