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Thread: Red tail tank

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    What would be a minimum Sized fish tank for a red tail cafish, and say i bought a 6 incher how long till it reaches full size?
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    i would say about a 75g tank

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    75 gal for a fully grown red tail?
    what would the dimensions be?
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    These guys grow to about 40 inches full, but some have been reported over 60 inches.

    Tank dimensions:

    length: 40 inches
    width: 27 inches
    Height: 16 inches

    That equals to 75 gallons. You need a rectangular tank for surface area.

    Youll have one big catfish full grow. If youre lookin for somethin in the smaller range, try upside- down cats. I had one, and they are peaceful and max about 16 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    If youre lookin for somethin in the smaller range, try upside- down cats. I had one, and they are peaceful and max about 16 inches.
    16 Inches, every where i look it says 3 inches max
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    weird. Mine got about 8 inches, and was still growin at a rapid rate, and I had to sell him.
    Some breeds are only 3 inches tho. Mine wasnt a dwarf one.

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    i have a upside down catfish with my discus about and inch long its cute, i might just buy a native Salmon tailed catfish theyre predatory like Red tails plus not as big but very nice fish
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    nice, red tails do get very very large though.
    My upside down was a brown guy and he had his own cave that he sat in 23.9/7 and he came out for 2 secs if there was a shower of food

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    The one i had was always swimming around upside down. Usually they only do that to eat, but i saw him do it almost 100% of the time. weird huh?
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    its fun to see them swim upside down. Mine never swan upside down because he stayed in his cave. He swam once upside down.

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