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New guy question

Postby Lars23 » Sat May 23, 2020 9:28 am

I have a 46 gallon bow tank with 16 peacocks. How much time do i have until i need a bigger tank. All fish are 3in or smaller at current time.
Im well aware that this tank is to small for adult peacocks at my current count.
Will a 72 gallon give them a good home at full size?
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Re: New guy question

Postby DJRansome » Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am

Welcome to Cichlid-forum!

You want 48x18 rectangle (75G) minimum and they are ready now. Bowfront tanks have more gallons but you can stock less fish, so go for the rectangle.

Are they all males or do you have mixed genders? It matters whether 16 in a 75G is overstocked or understocked.
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Re: New guy question

Postby Lars23 » Sat May 23, 2020 11:08 am

1 possibly 2 females.
14 males.
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Re: New guy question

Postby DJRansome » Sat May 23, 2020 1:14 pm

You will likely have to remove the females eventually due to aggression. 14 males is just a little bit over for a 48x18 rectangle so you should be good.
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Re: New guy question

Postby Lars23 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:40 pm

Ok thanks man. If i went with a 120 gallon whats the limit on that?
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Re: New guy question

Postby DJRansome » Sat May 23, 2020 2:08 pm

Its not the gallons...it's the length. In a 72" 125G I like 18 males that mature <= six inches.
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Re: New guy question

Postby Lars23 » Sun May 24, 2020 6:32 pm

Well i went big. I got a 90 gallon.
48 long 25 tall and 18 or 19in depth. darn i hope this will do it cause that is all i got to give these little guys.
It does look amazing in my master bedroom. It came with a really nice heavy duty stand.
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Re: New guy question

Postby DJRansome » Sun May 24, 2020 7:53 pm

Still a dozen males that mature <= six inches. Enjoy your tank!
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