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Thread: 30 gallon tank

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    I have a question about my 30 gallon fresh water fish tank. Right now I have 7 fish. I have 1 blue opaline gourami, 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf gourami, 1 plecostomus, and 2 rosy glass barbs. I have really been interested in getting a small dinosaur birchir. But I don't know how aggressive they are, and I don't know how he would work out with the others. Would it be ok to get a Dino birchir, with the fish that I have right now? Or would be too much of a threat to the others?

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    I would expect a bichir to require a tank in excess of 55 gallons.

    Your tank, as of now, is heavily overstocked already, if you factor in the fish growing to adult size.
    in a 30 gallon only a single angelfish can be kept. gouramis will eventually get territorial with other gouramis, or possibly also the angel.
    if the pleco is a common pleco, then it will grow to at least 1 foot in optimum conditions and require a 75 gallon+ tank. the barbs are schoolers and you would want to keep at least 6 of a single species.
    how long have you had this tank?

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    30 gallon tank is too small for a birchir. I think you tank is overstocked as it is. You should do some research on the fish you already have and decided which if any you can keep in your tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    I would expect a bichir to require a tank in excess of 55 gallons.

    Your tank, as of now, is heavily overstocked already, if you factor in the fish growing to adult size.
    in a 30 gallon only a single angelfish can be kept. gouramis will eventually get territorial with other gouramis, or possibly also the angel.
    if the pleco is a common pleco, then it will grow to at least 1 foot in optimum conditions and require a 75 gallon+ tank. the barbs are schoolers and you would want to keep at least 6 of a single species.
    how long have you had this tank?
    I have had the tank for a long time now, about 3 or 4 years. We have had many of different fish in it, such as a pacu, which we had for a long time and got to a big size. We have also had a eclipse catfish that was with the pacu and I know that those catfish grow up to 18 inches, which is the maximum size for the Dino birchir. If you wanted to know what else was in there with those 2, there was a kissing gourami, and a bala shark. We ended up taking those to a fish store and restarted our tank, we have restarted our tank several times. Thank you for responding. Actually before I send this, how fast do birchirs grow?

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    From what I have read, birchirs can grow pretty fast up to about 8 to 9 inches before their growth rate starts to slow down
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    It is pretty obvious from his defense of his current stock and justification by telling us his past fish, that the OP is either a troll or, at the very least, will not listen to good advice. So,why bother?
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    It is pretty obvious from his defense of his current stock and justification by telling us his past fish, that the OP is either a troll or, at the very least, will not listen to good advice. So,why bother?
    I'm not a troll. I am trying to get some advice, and info about this.

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    You have to keep in mind, you just asked if it is OK to get a fish (the birchir) that you stated grows up to 18 inches and place it in your 30 gallon tank which is about 36 inches long. This is not to mention the full grown size of the other fish you currently have. It generally is not a good practice to keep fish that will outgrow your set-up in time.

    It might help if you look into the stunting of aquarium fish to better understand what I am trying to explain.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Well good. Everyone who posted prior to my post has given you good advice. Take it. Remove the inappropriate fish, don't get a birchir, and research appropriate fish for a 29g tank.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Well good. Everyone who posted prior to my post has given you good advice. Take it. Remove the inappropriate fish, don't get a birchir, and research appropriate fish for a 29g tank.
    Thank you for your advice, I really appreciate everyone. Have a nice night.

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