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The Khuli's won't do well, because they are shoaling fish.Sydney54 said:I have a ‘Penguin 75 Bio-Wheel Power Filter’. Although I know Khuli’s are schooling I’m planning on keeping only the two of them. If I only have 5 Rummy’s, 2 khulis and then the one Betta. Would that be okay? I know that Khuli’s get big and I’m only keeping them for about 6 months for a friend. I just want to make sure that the tank is okay for those few months if I choose to add all the fish.
Khuli's grow to 4 inches long and need to be kept in groups of 6 or more. Thus, they are not compatible with a 10 gallon tank. Because that would add to 24 inches of fish, when the general rule is 1 inch per gallon. So no, 4 khulis would not work.Sydney54 said:Would 4 Khuli’s and 5-7 tetras be okay in the tank?
I generally don't use it. I just decided to use it in this case to "prove" that khuli's were not appropriate in a 10 gallon because I had already stated it 2 times, and so have other members.aussieJJDude said:The inch per gallon rule is highly innacruate, I'd suggest not using it for most aquariums out there.
Kuhlis not only get 'large', but they are active social nocturnal fish and do better of schools of 6 or more in a 20 gallon long. A 20 gallon long will offee them plenty of room to get around, and allow them to have room.
The rummies are extremely active fish and from my experiences do better in tanks of 20 gallon long as well, but from personal experiences I would suggest nothing smaller than a tank with a 4ft footprint. In my 64g, they readily use the entire tank and actively sit and excersize in front of my powerhead/wavemaker.
I would highly consider taking both fish species out and consider looking into nano fish species. They a lot more size appropiate.