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Author Topic: When to move fish to bigger tank  (Read 774 times)
Naezzo
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« on: February 18, 2017, 08:23:51 AM »

I have 75g tank. I have (2) 110 aquaclear and Eshopps 100 wet/dry filter running. I run the tank at 78 degrees. The AMONIA is zero, the nitrites are zero, ph is 7.4, nitrates 30. I have the following fish:
 red severum - 4 inches
Gold severum - 3.5 inches
2-gold gauramis- 3 & 3.5 inches
2 - blue gauramis- 2.5 inch each
3 - blue rams - 1.5 inch each
2- Geo topagos- 2 inch & 3 inch
2 - Geo brasslaneze- 2 inch & 2.5 inch
7 - Roseland barbs - 1.5 to 3 inch
4- striper cats - 2 inch each
2 - bristle nose albino plecos - 1.5 & 2.5 inch
3 - clowns - 1.5 to 3 inch

I would like to know when would any of the fish get to be too big for the tank? I do not have a larger tank. However, I do have a very cooperative LFS that would make exchanges. 
Your suggestions of when to exchange and what to exchange for would be appreciated.

Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 02:03:09 PM »

Assuming you have clown loaches, when they reach 6" they may need a longer tank to roam around in.

Blue gouramis can sometimes be very aggressive. Nkg sure if its just ghe males that get crazy aggressive or both male and female. I've had a pair live peacefully in a 40B tank for many years and then I've had some in a 55 gal tank that were too aggressive even for african cichlids. A 75 is more than enough room but I would  watch out for their behavior and return them if they get out of hand. Having a tank divider is a great item to have to save a bullied fish from further injury.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 02:45:14 PM »

Thanks for the info. So far the gourami's have been OK. They chase each other, but don't really bother anybody else. I understand your points about the aggressive fish. If things get out of hand with these fish I will separate them and ask my LFS to do an exchange.

I will keep an eye on the clown loaches.

I think my concern is the fish. All the fish in the tank have been together since juveniles. If anyone has any thoughts on when the fish will get to large for the tank please help out. My wife really likes the gold and red severum. Just would like to know how long we will be able to keep them in the tank before they get to big.

Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 04:39:58 AM »

When moving to a larger tank, you are better off setting up the new tank using as much equipment and water from the old tank as possible, and immediately introducing the old fish to their new tank.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 07:39:56 AM »

When moving to a larger tank, you are better off setting up the new tank using as much equipment and water from the old tank as possible, and immediately introducing the old fish to their new tank.

It is not necessary or recommended to use as much water from an established tank when setting a new tank. What is important is setting up you biological filter in the filtration equipment you employ  on the new tank. This can be accomplished by transferring some of the bio-media from an established filter and introducing a very light fish load.


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