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Old 08-21-2013, 02:43 AM   #1
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Smallest tank for firemouths

Hi I'm sure this has been asked before but can't find where. What is the smallest size tank for 2 firemouths? Also what other fish could go in that size tank with them if any? The 2 I have are currently about 1.5 inch and are in a 33g tank on their own.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:15 AM   #2
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I've seen 20g long recommended as the minimum for a pair of firemouths. I keep my firemouth alone in a 29g, although he's still a juvenile at 3" or so.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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I've seen 20g long recommended as the minimum for a pair of firemouths. I keep my firemouth alone in a 29g, although he's still a juvenile at 3" or so.
Well I should be ok then I mis typed earlier its actually a 36g bf there in. I originally had them in with my Africans the lfs said they would be fine because I'm new to this I took their word for it, to be fair they were ok but reading everything on here I set up my spare tank for them. I should be able to put some other fish in with them then shouldn't I ?
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40 gallon breeder would be the minimum for a pair and smaller tank mates like tetra IMO.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #6
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40 gallon breeder would be the minimum for a pair and smaller tank mates like tetra IMO.
Thanks for the help in your opinion upto what size will they be ok in the tank there in on there own then?
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Nothing smaller than 36x12 and even that is pushing it.
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