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Old 02-21-2018, 02:57 AM
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I have space for 47" x 29.5" x 23.5" 112G tank - I think this should be enough to keep a small group of Moba's (1M:4F)? But what do you think?
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:09 AM
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It is not so much that your tank is too small in the number of gallons (it is borderline too small that way, but that is not the problem).

The problem is that your tank is not long enough. They need more room to escape each other. And do some longer distance swims.

I have 5 adult mpimbwe (breeding group) in a 6 foot long 135 gallon. It works perfectly. Due to some home renos in the fall I had to put them into a four foot long 90 gallon for a month. They survived and did not hurt one another but I felt bad for them for the cramped quarters. I felt they were surviving, not thriving if that makes any sense to you. I was glad to make the change back and I think the fish were glad too.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:27 PM
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Agree with Punman. Would be okay to grow out some juvies for a while. Or possibly (no guarantees) 5 young adults if it's a mellow group and none are especially big yet or if the females are on the small side. But for 5 long term it should really be a longer tank.
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