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F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby SaraGarcia1701 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:05 pm

Can I keep a F8 in a 10 gallon tank? Would that be too cramped? I've read that they only grow up to 3in long and I know that they're supposed to be in a 15 gallon tank but I was just wondering if it were possible. I don't want to cause any problems for the little guy and I won't get him if I really can't keep him in a 10 gallon. Thank you very much!
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby PolishPuff on Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:08 pm

The best tank for a F8 would be 20 gal long and/or anything larger

10 gal is way to small sorry.
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby Flutter on Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:26 pm

It's too small. F8's are very active and inquisitive fish.
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby SaraGarcia1701 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:29 pm

Bummer. I'm in college so anything larger than a 10 gallon tank is out if the question. I would get DPs but no one seems to have them. :/
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:39 pm

Are you sure you wouldn't get away with a 20g? Some people have. If not concentrate on your studies and get one when you finish
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby Donna_G on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:13 pm

PolishPuff wrote:The best tank for a F8 would be 20 gal long and/or anything larger

When I looked up f8 puffer it says 15g minimum, well I'll have a spare 15g soon and have just talked my husband into giving me the go ahead for 1 f8. I know 15g is the minimum and anything bigger is always better but am now wondering if I'd have any probs (as this is quite an active puffer) if I go with this set up?
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:50 pm

A 15g tank when substrate etc added won't be 15 g. Worth bearing in mind. I am really anal on stocking so I wouldnt do it. I am sure it would work, what are the tank dimensions?
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby Donna_G on Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:57 pm

It's 2ft by 12 by 15 inches. A converter site says its 15.58 uk gallons
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby Nuclear_Glitter on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:03 pm

Check around online or see if your can find a local mom and pop store that will order you a Dwarf Puffer. or go with a betta fish. They're very personable, as well, and do great in a 10 gallon.
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:09 pm

18 us gall or 72 litres.
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:11 pm

More specifically 18.7 g Or 72.7 l
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby fish 4 life on Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:14 pm

yeah 10 gallons is to small... i have mine in a 20 gallon and he seems perfect in it.
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby Flutter on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:02 pm

I have 2 bettas and a DP. They're both great fish. My bettas are much more outgoing.
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby SaraGarcia1701 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:30 pm

I have a betta. Actually I technically have five. I have a very peaceful male who lives with three very active females in a ten gallon at my parents house (they're technically my mother's fish). And I have a betta with me at college, he's residing in my cycled ten gallon tank but the problem is the tank is too reflective and he keeps trying to attack himself so I was thinking of getting Dwarf Puffers, likely one or a pair, for the ten gallon tank and something smaller for my betta, I have a vase set up that my betta used to live in which worked perfectly fine for him but I upgraded figuring he could have more room but he seems to be stressing himself out a bit. As a side note, the water temperature in the vase never went to a dangerous level, it stayed in the low 70's (Fahrenheit) which I've read is fine for bettas. I don't know. I guess I'll just have to wait and figure something else out.
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Re: F8 in a 10 gallon?

Postby Flutter on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:32 pm

Vases are not appropriate for bettas. Please don't put him back in there.
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