Thread: Similar Size?
07-06-2012, 03:24 AM #1
Hello, I am currently working on a stocking plan for a 6x2x2 180 gallon aquarium. While all of the fish I have decided to introduce to the aquarium are considered very peaceful at best, or peaceful at worst most of them are stated to require tank mates of similar size. With this in mind are 1", 2", & 3" fish considered to be of "similar" size.
-Robert P. Lewis
07-06-2012, 03:34 AM #2
the rule to remember is that if one fish will fit in another fish's mouth, there's a good bet that sooner or later it will end up there.
Peaceful fish will not attack other fish, take bites out of them, kill them, etc, but no fish is above sucking down something small enough to swallow that wanders in front of it.300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank / 10 gallon tadpole tank: 1 leopard frog, 1 tadpole
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
07-06-2012, 05:13 AM #3
+1 to everything brhino said. I have a 3 1/2" pike cichlid that would suck down a 1" neon in the blink of an eye if given the chance. Its all about mouth size."At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19