So I recently had to rehome my goldfish to my friend who has a very large pond. Leaving my 30g empty. I was looking on my local CL and saw an ad for a 2.5 gallon tank, my mom has been wanting another betta so I clicked on it with the idea to buy her the tank for a new betta and in the picture I notice there is a fish inside the tank, it was a Convict Cichlid!
I know they do fine in 30g so I went and picked up the tank and fish (tank for my mom and fish for me). He has since been moved to his new, larger, home. Still not sure if it is a girl or boy, I am thinking it is a boy. Either way I named it King. :)
Here is a picture of him in the 2.5 gallon:
Here is his new setup:
And here is the King himself:
Questions: I have never owned a cichlid before, as with Convicts, would he be happier with a friend? And if I do end up with a breeding pair, will they attack me when I clean the tank?