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29 Gallon Poll

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Fishkin, Aug 16, 2004.

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What should I get for my 29 gallon??

  1. Bucktoothed Tetra

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  2. Ropefish

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  1. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    I need to fill up my 29 gallon again.[/img]
     
  2. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Ropefish are the best! What are you guys talking about! Lol!
     
  3. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    lol, yeah but why not try smthin new?
     
  4. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

  5. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Yeah, it says they are best kept in groups and I think you'd be hard pressed to even keep one in a 29. Is it a long tank or a 29 tall?
     
  6. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Also, for the bucktooths it is recommended to not keep less than 12 per aquarium. I don't think you could realistically keep 12 7 inch fish in 29 gallons of water (less actually if you want to be technical). You could keep just one I suppose but that would be awfully lonely for a tetra.
     
  7. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    yea, porb. would be....i wouldnt suggest egttin 12 for a 29 gallon either
     
  8. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Today I got one Bucktoothed Tetra for the 29. Right now its in the 10. They dont get 7 inches in the aquarium (about 4 inches maybe 3). The 29 is long and tall.
     
  9. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    Just remember they dont really change size per fish tank!
     
  10. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    That's because people genrally keep them in tanks that are too small and they get stunted.

    -Chelle
     
  11. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Too bad you did not have a bigger tank to keep a ropefish!
     
  12. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Yeah, but I don't know if I really want one now that I heard they go on hunger strikes and stress real easy :?
     
  13. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Cool someone got exodons! how much was it, i think 12 will be okay in ur 30g
     
  14. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Okay, I did some reading on exodons. Everything I found says at least 55 gallons (but bigger would be better). And they get 7".

    Any fish that should get 7" but only get's 2" - 3" in an aquarium is in too small of an aquarium and is stunted. Putting 12 in a 30 gallon is just asking for dead fish.

    -Chelle
     
  15. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    I musta found more than ya cuz I found 2 saying 30 gallons. There's no way I am gonna put my single tetra in a 55 or bigger aquarium. 30 is fine. I mean if your gonna get a big tank like 55 or 75 get something big and aggressive not one tetra. 12 would be ok in the 55 but I would get more. The tetra cost $9.99 and is 2 inches.
     
  16. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Cool ya i think thats dumb keepin 1 in a 55g? cant u keep like 6?
     
  17. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    In the 30 I can prolly keep 6 and maybe 12. In the 55 only god knows how many you could keep lol. I mean they are tetras.
     
  18. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    12 7" fish will NOT fit in a 30 gallon tank. Sure they're only 2" right now, but fish, like all living things, have a tendency to grow. And just because they're tetras, it doesn't mean they're going to stay small. Pacus are also tetras and they can get 2' - 3'.

    -Chelle
     
  19. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    We saying it's rare in the aquaria fo them to get 7 inches i havent seen any pics of them that big. maybe up to 4 inches.
     
  20. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Ok, assuming they do get to only four inches it would still be quite crowded for 12 fish in a tank as small as a 30 gallon. Also, with them being so aggressive and getting so large I can't picture that a 30 gallon would be able to give enough hiding spots for a picked on fish (as there always are with fish like this, they act kind of like tropheus in this respect from what I've researched) to go to recover. Would also be very hard on your filter. JMO.
     

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