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    Would a 28 gallon tank suffice when the cat will be starting out as a little small 2 incher? I know the bigger they get the bigger I gotta go. But in the begining how long would a 28 gallon tank last a 2 inch red tail? Its my new favorite fish.

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    never mind saw that this has been asked already. Unless someone wants to answer again ;)

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    i guess you already know, but a fullgrown needs a 15,000g+. for a small while yes that small a tank would work, but be 110% sure you can rehome it in a larger tank.

    why not get a smaller catfish like a bumble bee or upside down cat?

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    A 28 would last a few weeks.
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    Though you'd soon be in the market for a 12x8x4 tank.

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    Yup, I would love to have one also but I need to get the money and get the set-up going before hand.

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    I don't get what the big craze is over these things. Then again I am not really into keeping fish bigger than 6 inches, except for maybe an oscar. I guess it's just me.

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    Big fish are cool. I would get one in a heart beat if I had the set-up for it and the $$$$$$$$

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    Massive indoor pond/pool would be ideal.
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    Massive indoor pond/pool would be ideal.

    For that matter an outdoor pond might work based on where you live as well. I know I wouldn't want one here in Colorado with that particular fish....

    I'll grant you Redtails are gorgeous fish. However they get too large for aquaria in general.
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