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post #1 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Elephant nose fish tank ? question

hello guys
i have a fully setup aquarium and i have no idea how to calculate for gallons
its about 80 cm
and i made for elephant nose fish pet
my question is
how many elephant nose fish i can have in the aquarium ? 3 Or 1 ?
most videos in youtube have just only one and small tanks
what fish that can be friendly and mate to elephant nose fish , eat blood worm same food

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-30-2012, 10:58 AM
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Here is some good reliable information on this fish:
Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii) - Seriously Fish

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Here is some good reliable information on this fish:
Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii) - Seriously Fish
Hey byron Thanks for the info i know these infos from before just wanted to know members forum suggestions
i am not lazy to know but i only need suggestions

the tank is ready , i know that i am only can have one of these enf
but is there problem if i keep one in tank ? doesn't he feel alone to kept one species fish

only one thing the type of mate room / freind room fish is not avaible here . haven't found any of them

can i add some gouramis fish or neon tetra , silver shark ? , fire eel ?
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 12:42 PM
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I've not kept one, but from my research I gather they are not predators and manage in community tanks with peaceful fish. I don't know if any other members have experience, it is not a commonly-kept fish.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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I've not kept one, but from my research I gather they are not predators and manage in community tanks with peaceful fish. I don't know if any other members have experience, it is not a commonly-kept fish.
I would only keep it at one elephant nose in the tank, and your tank should be fine if its 80cm long
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-08-2012, 11:24 PM
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A tank that is that long (2 2/3 feet) will generally be 30-40g tops in which case I would not recommend keeping an elephant nose [9" fish in that tank] especially because they can be hard to care for and are picky + they prefer groups.
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