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Re: So i bought a dolphin today!

Postby sir_keith » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:56 pm

Lars23 wrote:How many could i fit in my 48in long 90 gallon in a responsible manor if that was the only species of fish i had in there?


Depends on the size of the fishes, as C. moorii grow very slowly. Back in the day I had a group of about 10 individuals in a 6-foot, 150 gallon tank. This included 2 co-dominant males and 8 or so other fishes of indeterminate sex. These fishes were not full grown, the largest being about 6 inches or so, if memory serves. It's hard to extrapolate this to a 4-foot tank; my guess would be one male and a few females. Perhaps others have more relevant experience?
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Re: So i bought a dolphin today!

Postby DJRansome » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:10 pm

But would you want to rehome them when they are half grown and you are attached?
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Re: So i bought a dolphin today!

Postby sir_keith » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:44 pm

DJRansome wrote:But would you want to rehome them when they are half grown and you are attached?


No, you'd want to buy another tank. :D
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