Is 180 gallons enough for a fahaka?

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Is 180 gallons enough for a fahaka?

Post by kass » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:42 pm

I recently lost a fahaka I have had for 7 months. He was under an inch when I bought him and did not grow longer than 2 inches before he passed. He had IPs I could not get rid of. He was in a 180 gallon (6x2x2) since I got him. Most of his life with me he was quite active and seemed content. Seeing this little guy in the large tank made me wonder if he would be comfortable once fully grown (18 inches +/-) . I would like to get another fahaka and was wondering if those of you who have a full grown fahaka in a 180 gallon feel it is large enough? I know 120 gallon is recommended as a minimum but was wondering how you all feel about an 18 inch fish in such (relatively) limited space?

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Re: Is 180 gallons enough for a fahaka?

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:09 pm

Yes! My fahaka lived in a 125g for 17 years & Never grew larger than 12". When I moved, I upgraded him to a 180g & he looks so much happier! I think even at his age, he grew a little...
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Re: Is 180 gallons enough for a fahaka?

Post by nzac » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:52 pm

I sometimes wonder if 180 is enough but my 14.5" fahaka seems happy in there. I couldn't imagine going any smaller for his tank.

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