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Old 07-09-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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Tank size requirements for flying fox?

I have a ten gallon. Too small? Can you get just one lone flying fox or do they prefer to be in groups?
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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Yes a ten gallon is too small for a flying fox. If I remember correctly they are about 4-6 inches length and are rather active fish. IMO they require a tank at least 40-55 gallons in size.
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They are also territorial so that's another reason to get them a bigger tank.
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Ottos may be a good alternative they are good little algae eaters and are active and fun to watch
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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A long tank, such as a 48", will suit them just fine. They are a nervous fish and fully capable of ramming into the aquarium glass when spooked. They are incredibly fast, hence the torpedo shape.

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Old 07-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice, guys. I will refrain from putting a flying fox in my ten gallon.
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