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Elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii)

This is a discussion on Elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by Termato Why not play it safe and get. 75 gallon to work off of for the elephantnoses LoL was just looking ...

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Elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii)
Old 05-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #11
 
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Why not play it safe and get. 75 gallon to work off of for the elephantnoses
LoL was just looking on Craigslist for a 75 earlier today just for that reason. I really want this fish but really don't have a tank for it.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #12
 
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LoL was just looking on Craigslist for a 75 earlier today just for that reason. I really want this fish but really don't have a tank for it.
I just kept reading more about it and if you aren't overstocked it would do fine in a 55 as its 8 inches longer than the minimum requirement.

You can either try it in the 55 or get a new 75 for this fish.

The minimum I found on multiple sites are 50 gallons 40" and a 55 gallon 48" should be fine.

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Elephant Noses can grow to be 14" long, but they rarely grow bigger than 9" in an aquarium. They can live for 6 to 10 years, and sometimes longer.
The only case where you should go bigger is if he does grow bigger.

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Old 05-10-2012, 12:45 PM   #13
 
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Yeah I've read different things on that stating 40" to 48"x18"x18" being minimal.
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