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Old 03-28-2010, 05:00 PM   #11
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My current tank is 20" long, i was joping that woud be good enough to house a red tail for one year? then i will be getting a larger tank?

Or is this a no-no?
That's fine. Looking forward to your tank build in the future.
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my biggest problem with getting a fish that needs a bigger tank than you have is that 9 out of 10 times, people think that because the fish isnt 5' long, it doesnt need a bigger tank. live aquaria says that fish needs a 50+ gallon tank, even though it only gets to around 4" or so. the reason is that it can become quite aggressive to other fish if it doesnt have enough territory to claim its own. They are also very active swimmers, something it wont be able to do in a 10g tank. Thats jmo on it though
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:24 PM   #13
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my biggest problem with getting a fish that needs a bigger tank than you have is that 9 out of 10 times, people think that because the fish isnt 5' long, it doesnt need a bigger tank. live aquaria says that fish needs a 50+ gallon tank, even though it only gets to around 4" or so. the reason is that it can become quite aggressive to other fish if it doesnt have enough territory to claim its own. They are also very active swimmers, something it wont be able to do in a 10g tank. Thats jmo on it though
Completely agree. Except i just got into the same situation with my red tail shark in a 10g. It was a present i wasent expecting. But it is alone in the 10g and my 75g is cycling.
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Completely agree. Except i just got into the same situation with my red tail shark in a 10g. It was a present i wasent expecting. But it is alone in the 10g and my 75g is cycling.
yeah, your situation is a little bit different. you have the tank, and you're more or less qt'ing it if you think about it... you didnt have much of a choice though. receiving one as a gift and buying one knowing better are two totally different things, agree?
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ya, true. My advice is keep in mind of getting a bigger tank.
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Welcome to AA. there other options out there. i would just stick to the schooling fish until you get a bigger tank. also check out wet pets in the area its a good lfs.
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