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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!
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.
Originally Posted by Falina
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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