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Old 05-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Comets in 40 gal.

Have a wide variety of fish In my 40 gal.

1 Angel
6 Black Skirt Tetra
3 Platys
3 Comets
1 gold qourami
1 pink kisser

Everyone has together for about 9 months. The comets are getting larger and I was wanting to know if these fish will outgrow my tank. I have been thinking about going to a 75. Do u think that would be a better size?
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Welcome to AA!

Yes, the comets will outgrow the tank or suffer from stunting long term. They really are pond fish. Goldfish also prefer cooler water than "tropicals" as well.
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So would the 75 keep everyone happy? Or that still to small? I thought comets only got 6 inches and with the other fish at full grown size I did the math and thought I would be okay
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Comets can reach 18 inches if kept healthy. Generally 50g per fish is recommended or of course a pond. As HN1 said they require different temperatures to tropical fish so they shouldn't be kept together.
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