Black Convict Cichlid, viable with introducing small babies while in tank??

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Is it safe to introduce my new Green Texas and Blue Acara (half an inch at most), into a tank with 1 1/2 inch convicts (breeding pair)? The convicts are already circulating at the bags, as I'm acclimating. Anyone, have any tips on introduction, of new small babies into a tank while avoiding complications?

Thanks in advance!
 

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Agreed, likely not safe for the small fish. Convicts are vicious especially when they are breeding. What size tank are we talking?
Divider is probably your best bet.
 
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This breeding pair was keeping the obviously bigger fish in 1/4 of the tank until I put the divider in....
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In my opinion they would just shred the new guys.
 

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Is it safe to introduce my new Green Texas and Blue Acara (half an inch at most), into a tank with 1 1/2 inch convicts (breeding pair)? The convicts are already circulating at the bags, as I'm acclimating. Anyone, have any tips on introduction, of new small babies into a tank while avoiding complications?

Thanks in advance!
Yea, bad Idea....even more so that they are smaller then the convicts.
 
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