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Elassoma sp. in 10 gallon.

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#1 Anders247

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 10:17 PM

Are all of the Elassoma genus suitable for a 10 gallon?

If so, how many of each type of species, separately?

This is for the distant future. Right now, I'm trying to figure out all the species of fish suitable for a 10 gallon, maximum.

So what is the max amount of these fish in a 10 gallon?:

-E. zonatum


-E. alabamae

-E. boehlkei

-E. gilberti

-E. okatie

-E. okefenokee.

If you only know about a few or one of the species, please respond.

#2 gerald

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:41 PM

I would put two adult males and 4 to 6 females (any species) in a 10 gal, with a visual barrier in the middle (wall of plants, wood, etc).  E. zonatum tends to defend a larger area than the others, and even some females can be aggressive.  If you are new to keeping Elassoma, try evergladei, okefenokee, or gilberti first - those three species seem to be the most adaptable and easy to breed in captivity.


Note:  E. alabamae is federally protected and some of the others are protected in certain states.

Gerald Pottern
Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel

#3 Anders247

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 05:32 PM

Thank you!

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