Mixing Firemouth Black Convict and Jack Dempsey Cichlids In Same Aquarium


New member
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.

OB Guy

Staff member
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.