Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Fishkin, Aug 16, 2004.
I need to fill up my 29 gallon again.[/img]
Ropefish are the best! What are you guys talking about! Lol!
lol, yeah but why not try smthin new?
there are cool but i am thinking that tank might be small for it
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?
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.
yea, porb. would be....i wouldnt suggest egttin 12 for a 29 gallon either
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.
Just remember they dont really change size per fish tank!
That's because people genrally keep them in tanks that are too small and they get stunted.
Too bad you did not have a bigger tank to keep a ropefish!
Yeah, but I don't know if I really want one now that I heard they go on hunger strikes and stress real easy :?
Cool someone got exodons! how much was it, i think 12 will be okay in ur 30g
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.
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.
Cool ya i think thats dumb keepin 1 in a 55g? cant u keep like 6?
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.
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'.
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.
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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