Mixing Firemouth Black Convict and Jack Dempsey Cichlids In Same Aquarium

BobB

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

Administrator
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.
 

OB Guy

Administrator
Hi @BobB I was curious if you ever added any Black Convicts and Jack Dempsey's to your aquarium with the Firemouths in it. If so how's it working out.
 

BobB

New member
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.
 

OB Guy

Administrator
That's a nice looking Electric Blue Jack Dempsey in your avatar. (y) 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.
 

BobB

New member
Thank you I really like the 2 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey's they are my favorite fish so far. I will post some pictures later today. :)
 
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