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Recommended size tank for a pair is 180 G, males are brutally mean to the females during breeding and all in all they're pretty vicious fish to begin with. It takes about 5 years for them to really put on impressive size - so that's somthing to keep in mind if you can't afford such a large tank yet.
 

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There's a store out here called Ocean Blue in Southern California, a lot of guys from the area have probably been there, but they've got about a 240 gallon tank setup in one of the back corners with a single 3/4 grown male RT and 4 female RT's living peacefully.

It's all dependent on the footprint and how much you know what you're doing in lines of breaking line of sight and using the footprint to the advantage of the fish being able to setup territory's.

A single female RT would be fine in a 55 gallon, males grow far too large for anything under a 90 I'd say, possibly a 75.

All in all I would recommend going with what FishGuy suggested in lines of a 240 and getting two females and a male, possibly 3 females - with a tank on backup or plans on thinning out stock if the need arises.
 
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