Thought id give you guys an update on my tankmates, with a little info on each..... enjoy!
My tank is a 100 gallons, with around 350 GPH of filtration. I feed a varied diet, and tend to do two 50% water changes a week.
My male calico convict, hes around 5/6months old, his hump comes and goes, but has been more predominant since adding the synspilum. The two silver dollars in the picture spawn on a regular basis, i have since added two young spotted silver dollars to make those two feel more comfortable. The eggs tend to become a favorite meal for my convict. The convict is the most placid and tolerant fish in the tank, he has never attacked or pestered anything in the tank. He has only ever made life hard for one fish, a blood parrot, a female. The blood parrot has since been re homed.
My synspilum, i believe it to be female as i could see its tube on the day of purchase, although i may be wrong. Its the shyiest fish in the tank, and regularly goes dark mainly when someone approaches the tank, its colors are best at night time.
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Mar 12 -
Until i had already brought the fish home, i didn't realize the difficulty in raising these fish, i decided rather then risking killing it with a trip back to the LFS i thought id give it ago in the tank and so far *fingers crossed* it paid off. Although the top picture is an early one, the fish was less then and inch when i got it home, since then has gone from strength to strength, always eats well and has fought off internal parasites recently, quite successfully. I think with the UV in my canister and a good balanced diet has helped this fish grow successfully. Although his grow is slow, he's around 1.5" now.
My yabbie, one of the tanks most predominant characters in tank, only aggressive behavior seen is during feeding time, during which him and my pleco regularly battle over food, him normally winning the prize.
Despite the mix of fish (other then what you have seen, i have 5 tiger barbs and a rainbow fish pair) there is next to zero aggression. The convict being the most docile and placid fish in the tank. Some of you may remember i recently purchased a Oscar, i gave him to a friend that had brought a 5 foot tank, i thought this would be a better home for it, and i felt limited by having a oscar. If my partner EVER lets me have another tank, then i will be housing oscar's once more.