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post #1 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
Elephant nose in 38?

Hi can I have a elephant nose in my 38 gallon. wikipedia said that it at least should have a 44 and 38 isn't to far apart but I think I is stretchin it at 38. Just wanted to know if I thought right or not.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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post #2 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 01:00 AM
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I wouldn't really put an elephant nose in a 38 gallon. =/ I've been told 55 gallons or more, for more than one reason. Elephant noses do get fairly large (around 8 inches) and I've heard that to get full enjoyment out of them it wouldn't hurt to put them in groups, so even more space is needed for that. Also, a finer substrate such as sand is recommended, because it's easier on their "trunks". Elephant noses are rather difficult to take care of, so I would give them more space than less. They are some of my favorite fish though, and it's said that they are one of the smartest! I used to have one myself. =)

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
I have sand but thank you... That was sheer curiosity

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-25-2011, 11:47 PM
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No problem. You should get one someday though, they are such an interesting fish!

55 gallon
Paracheirodon innesi - neon tetras
Pantodon buchholzi - African butterfly fish
Hoplosternum littorale - hoplo catfish
Erpetoichtys calabaricus - ropefish
??? - spiny eel
Bunocephalus cf. coracoideus - banjo catfish

Pomacea bridgesii - apple snail
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-26-2011, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
i dint think I could for a 55 would not work for my parents

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-26-2011, 10:41 PM
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When i was new in the hobby i kept one in a 29 gallon....it did not end well...really beautiful fish though, shy shy shy. Mine only really came out when all the lights were out. I had to feed him at night.
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