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post #1 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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My 125 Gallon Tank With Alligators

I could not get my pics to post so I compiled a slide show on photobucket of my tank. Just follow the link. Hope you enjoy!


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post #2 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 03:34 AM
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hi
great pics,is that your car ? :o

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 06:19 AM
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how big are those little cuties going to get ;)

ur turtle is cute, but i think it would be scary living with those guys!

fishie fishie fishie
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-29-2007, 05:15 PM
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They look like American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) which can get up to about 12-14 feet. Those are not practical pets for the average home. If your serious about owning a crocodilian you should look into Cuviers dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) which are the smallest of the crocodilians getting about 3-4' at max size.
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They look like American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) which can get up to about 12-14 feet. Those are not practical pets for the average home. If your serious about owning a crocodilian you should look into Cuviers dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) which are the smallest of the crocodilians getting about 3-4' at max size.
caiman's are much more aggressive then american alligators...
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They look like American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) which can get up to about 12-14 feet. Those are not practical pets for the average home. If your serious about owning a crocodilian you should look into Cuviers dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) which are the smallest of the crocodilians getting about 3-4' at max size.
caiman's are much more aggressive then american alligators...
Perhaps, I'm no allligator expert. Agressive or not though, they are not going to grow to 14ft which is probably the more pertinent issue here.

What do you plan to do with these aligators when they outgrow the tank?
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They look like American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) which can get up to about 12-14 feet. Those are not practical pets for the average home. If your serious about owning a crocodilian you should look into Cuviers dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) which are the smallest of the crocodilians getting about 3-4' at max size.
caiman's are much more aggressive then american alligators...
Perhaps, I'm no allligator expert. Agressive or not though, they are not going to grow to 14ft which is probably the more pertinent issue here.

What do you plan to do with these aligators when they outgrow the tank?

Any time you house an apex predator aggression/danger will be an issue. Falina sees what i was getting at with the change of species. The smallest recommended enclosure size for a caiman is 12'x8' (2/3 water) and thats for a 3-4' individual or pair. As the size difference the enclosure size should be 3 times the size for an American alligator. I've done quite a bit of research on crocodilians since i was going to get a pair of Cuviers but decided not to since i don't know how long ill be in this house and don't want to set up a sizable enclosure and have to move.

I too would like to know your plans for the two alligators as they grow. I personally think they have already outgrown a 125 gallon tank.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-30-2007, 08:06 AM
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Can't say anything that hasn't already been said about the gators but you have a very nice L330.
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