65l - A Pair Of Firemouths

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by johnt11, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. johnt11

    johnt11Valued MemberMember

    Is this a bad idea?

    The firemouths in my LFS look like two of them would be fine in my 65L.

    Think I am going to do it.
     
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    This is 65 litres right? Not gallons?
    They would need a much bigger tank than 65 litres
     
  3. ashenwelt

    ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    Er, in 17 gallons? I wouldn't. Are you talking a pair or two males? Remember these are territorial.
     
  4. OP
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    johnt11

    johnt11Valued MemberMember

    It's about 20 gallons.

    A pair rather than two males.
     
  5. ashenwelt

    ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    Well 65l is 17.1 gallons...

    If for breeding I could see it. For long term they are barely going to be able to maneuver unless its a very short tank. Remember these fish get around 170mm long.

    Are they already a pair? What's the footprint?

    Here is a similar discussion for a bigger tank.

    2 fire mouths in a 20 gallon long
     
  6. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Even 1 alone would need a bigger tank in my opinion
     
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    johnt11

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  8. ashenwelt

    ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    Those or many Apistos could be done in a pair.
     
  9. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Bolivian rams would be another option. I think they look a bit prettier and they are hardier
     
  10. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    My male firemouth is 5 inches long, my female 4. They grow, and you can never buy a fish based on its current size.
    Well, you can, but it is not wise.
     
  11. OP
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    johnt11

    johnt11Valued MemberMember

    How easy is sexing Bolivian rams?
     
  12. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I agree, I would not do firemouths in a 17-20g either.
     
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