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#1 Joshaeus

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:29 PM

This is (almost!) exactly what it sounds like...can fundulus be comfortably kept in a 10 gallon? If so, in what numbers?



#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:51 PM

my wife kept one F. cingulatus by himself (he went all highlander on the others) in a six gallon eclipse office tank for a couple of years.


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#3 Yeahson421

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:09 PM

It depends on the Fundulus. Catenatus? No. Notatus? Probably. There is a difference between a tank that a fish can survive in and one where you can see their natural behavior. Fundulus tend to form large schools in shallow water, which a 20 Long or 33 Long does a great job of showing.

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#4 Irate Mormon

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:43 PM

Highlander.  Yeah!  I gotta remember that one.


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#5 Joshaeus

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 12:41 PM

I was thinking of Fundulus lineolatus or a similarly sized species...no studfish or mummichogs, obviously :)



#6 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:34 PM

F. lineolatus might be a bit calmer than some others, you might try a M-F-F trio but no more than that.


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#7 Kanus

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:58 PM

I have 10 golden topminnows of various sizes in a ten gallon by themselves. They seem to be getting along just fine. Seems like regardless of what size tank I put them in, they chew the hell out of the fins on any other fish, so they got put in time-out.


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#8 mattknepley

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 04:43 AM

I have 10 golden topminnows of various sizes in a ten gallon by themselves. They seem to be getting along just fine. Seems like regardless of what size tank I put them in, they chew the hell out of the fins on any other fish, so they got put in time-out.


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