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Pumpkinseeds in a 180g

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#1 Ournativeson

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Posted 23 February 2024 - 12:20 PM

I am thinking of setting up a 180 with pumpkinseeds, as my daughter has been asking when we could go fish collecting.  I think it would be a neat projected to help teach her about local fish and aquarium care.  How many pumpkinseeds would reasonably/comfortably fit in a 180 gallon aquarium.

#2 Ournativeson

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Posted 25 February 2024 - 07:58 AM

I was thinking 4-6.  I know 4 would be fine, but would 6 be too many?

#3 ShadetreeIchthyologist

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Posted 28 February 2024 - 10:29 PM

Unfortunately I’m not sure of the tank size requirements for pumpkinseeds are. I do suggest searching through this forum. I’m sure there are some older threads that can answer your questions.
"Amateurs can potentially make valuable contributions to our knowledge of fishes". - Etnier and Starnes

#4 ds15

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Posted 11 March 2024 - 11:01 AM

Comes down to sex ratio in my experience. When the males start nesting they will aggressively defend a third to half of that tank. You would be safe with 2 males, and around 4 females. Other people overcrowd the tank to try and minimize aggression towards a single fish but I haven't had luck with that.

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