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Wendy - 2005-05-11
I have a jellybean parrot in a 75 gallon tank with a Red Devil, 4 convicts a Jewel and another one that I have no idea what it is!!
Anyway, my convicts are extremely territorial and aggressive, but let me tell you! they don't get ANYTHING over on my Jellybean!!!! He is very peaceful and alot of fun to watch, but when the convicts get a little testy and try pushing his buttons he puts them in their place in a big hurry!!!
He had a mate, but unfortunately she(?)died when I switched them from the 55 gallon to the 75 gallon. They are very elegant fish if they are
left alone by the other tank mates!!!

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Dawn Huntley - 2004-12-23
I have a young pair in a tank with two young albino oscars and they do well (so far) together. The male is a little more aggressive than the female and has the spot that turns to the lateral line with mood. They are quite attractive!

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mbomfaya - 2009-11-20
My 2.8 inch blue moorii, from my judgment, finds a comfortable life stocked in a tank with many other fish. They are so attractive and they are also very healthy. I term my moorii mother of peace, as they are too friendly and hardly bully other fish.

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Mike - 2005-08-28
I have 1 Jack at about 4 inches and a Tiger Osacar at about 5 inches in a 40 gallon tank, I just introduced the Oscar and my Jack is pushing him around everywhere, not to much fighting though. If Ocar shows aggresion toward Jack, it is put to an end quickly. For the most part they get along, both are very aggressive and destroy any other living thing that enters the tank!

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cichlidfreak23 - 2012-05-01
Can I keep 1 jaguar cichlid a convict cichlid and a green terror in a 30 gallon till I get a bigger tank

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-01
    It will be fine while they are small. You will need to upgrade as they grow.
  • chiclidfreak23 - 2012-05-02
    I also have a 55 gallon with a very aggressive jack dempsey and I have a pike cichlid
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Gardner - 2012-10-18
I have two Oscars three African cichlids and a local fish all get along fine just chase each other around. My tank is 110 gallons I'd like to get a blue Jack Dempsey any suggestions.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-18
    Make sure to have areas for the fish to hide and ways to break up the lines of sight.
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amber - 2011-09-28
My guy loves to swim around with our breeding pair of aceis. I think he thinks he's one of them

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jennifer cramaro - 2005-05-11
Well, I think I can top the ladder with my story. 30 gallons, 30 inches of fish, horse feathers! To this wonderland I submersed, 2" moorie, bless his fairy heart, 2"x2 Haps, they drove me nuts!, swimming laterally side to side, jack @2", botia loach jack fed with tidbits until complete inhilation!, 3 bumblebees, no fight in them!, 2 red zebras, gone in 3 days, and of course the pretty fish, 2 electric cichlids @ 1", I really thought they could run and hide. HA HA HA HA . And 1 buffalo @ 2". Jack, after 2 weeks of confinment, rammed every fish in the tank, even throwing a buffalo out to the carpet! Total death! I love Jack! He eats pieces of raw chicken from my hand, he sees me and swims to the front of the tank. He is the King! Problem, going away 1 month, sending Jack to day care. Husband set up 10 gal temp for secretary to run. Hope jack will be ok.

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Jason - 2004-11-15
I have found this cichlid to be not as aggressive as mentioned by many people. I have even been able to keep a breeding pair with smaller species. They are very beautiful and never fail to draw comments from everyone who sees my 75gal. show tank. Currently I have severums, a high-backed headstander, and 3 species of catfish residing with the salvinis and all are doing well.

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Andrew - 2012-04-18
I am growing out a small group of 5 young fish for display. I belive they are all males. I am wondering if I should add another to bring the group to 6, and if the males will tolerate each other given a large tank? Any advice appreciated. Cheers.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-15
    Really depends on the size of the tank.  These fish will require a large tank as they grow.  Also will need strong filtration.
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