Originally Posted by sumthingfishy89
a buddy of mine had 5 in a 55 gal with other fish. two of which were over 8 inches. ill be ok
A Buddy of mine,,a friend of mine, Blah ,blah,blah.
Heard it all before,Forums are littered with such statement's which hold little value with regards to well being of fish.Adult Tin foils, will barely be able to turn around in 55 gal,prolly become stunted, and more than likely will beat themselves senseless running into the ends of the tank as they grow larger, due to lack of swimming room.
Let me see if I can guess the most often heard next response.."Well I'll get a bigger tank when I need to." or.".I'll take em to fish store when they get too big",or,,"I'll give em to a friend who has a bigger tank."
Many species of fishes can be kept in smaller tanks when small, but they have a troubling habit of not remaining small if proper care is provided.
Best to plan tank's around adult size of fish from the outset, or leave the fish for those who have proper enviornments for adult fish.
It's your tank, you can/will do what you like,, my thought's are with other's who may read theses post's long after I'm worm food.