Has anyone had luck or bad experiences mixing Firemouth, Black Convict and Jack Dempsey cichlids In Same Aquarium? I already have 2 small Firemouth Cichlids and was thinking about buying 2 small Jack Dempseys or a few Black Convict Cichlids.
I've had all 3 Firemouth, Black Convict/Zebra and Jack Dempsey's in the same aquarium at one time. If you get them when their small it usually works best. The Jack Dempsey's will get larger than the Firemouths and Convicts as the fish get older and you may run into some problems then. Also the Convicts spawn a lot and get pretty aggressive guarding eggs and fry. You'll need a large aquarium with plenty of structure to keep all 3 species together in.
Hi I did add two Electric Blue Jack Dempsey's and six Black Convicts. Everything was going fine until the black convicts starting laying eggs on what seemed like a weekly basis. You were on right about how aggressive they got guarding the eggs. I wound up setting up a 55 gallon aquarium for the convicts and removed them from my 90 gallon aquarium. So far the Jack Dempsey's and the Firemouths are getting along. They do occasionally get face to face but the Firemouths will back down and move along haha.
That's a nice looking Electric Blue Jack Dempsey in your avatar. Feel free start a thread on your setup and post more pictures. You can also create a photo album in the Media Gallery or add pictures to the Aquarium and Fish album.