how many Black Banded Leporinus to get and tank size? Question 

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NMfishman

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I was looking at Black Banded Leporinus (Leporinus fasciatus) and it looks like some people keep this fish as a single and some have 2 or more. I was wondering what your experiences have been with this. I would like to keep no more than one or two, but can't decide which. Also would these guys be best in a 40 gal or a 55 gallon? the 40 gal will give them more surface area to swim around in but the 55 gallon will give them more vertical space. I would kinda prefer to do the 40 gal and I think that would suit them better as they get fairly long.

This is not for an existing tank I have setup. The 40 gal would measure 36"x18"x16" and the 55 gallon would be the standard size, 48"x12"x21"

So to sum it up should I have 1 or 2? Should I have them in a 40gal or a 55 gallon?

Thank you!
 

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One in the forty. Two in the 55. They get about 6 to 12 inches long. From what ive read they are peaceful, but do nibble fins from time to time.
 

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they will out grow a 55......I had a trio in a 55 and they got too big to comfortably turn around.
you could start them in the 40 or 55 it would take a few years for them to get large...
I would go with a 75 or 90 just imo.

theydo like company but are also can be scale eaters.
 

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They look great but are too big and active. They would need a huge tank or be stunted.
 
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