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Punchbuggy 07-05-2007 04:17 AM

Red Bellied Pacu
 
I have a red bellied pacu in a 30 gal tank. It is about 5 inches now, but i know it grows to be 2 feet long. Now according to the 1 inch=1 Gallon rule, it should be fine, but i have measured out 2 feet and it seems that the pacu would be very packed in, and wouldnt be able to even turn around. Will it be ok?

Gump 07-05-2007 06:07 AM

1" per gallon is one of the dumbest rules that is being passed around. I don't know why it caught on so well but the only way it could apply is if all of the fish in the tank didn't get bigger than 1-2".

A RB pacu will require at least 360 gallons. Its already to big for your tank and should be moved.

Firebellyy girrl 07-05-2007 08:08 AM

Do you have any idea how a full grow pacu would look in a 30 gallon tank?! ... You in a box.

do you want this? this guy isnt even full grown -- it was a cruelty case.

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