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red_devil_man
Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:38 pm Reply with quote
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could one male dovii be housed in a 75 gallon by itself for about a couple years or life tell me what u think.

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f1shyl0ver
Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:37 pm Reply with quote
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wow!
Thats one scary looking dovii.

I wouldnt suggest a 75 gallon for life. I have seen it done befor, but I found it cramped up. I would go for a 90!

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red_devil_man
Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:22 pm Reply with quote
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so how long in a 75
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sebastian
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:30 am Reply with quote
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i think that even 3 or 4 yeras ,but it depends of it how fast the fish will grow,in my opionion you should change the tank when the fish will be half of the tank wide

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teeser7
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:49 pm Reply with quote
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It might be able to be kept there for a year. By raising it in the 75 gallon, you will be slowing down its growth rate. These fish get larger than 18 inches, meaning they will be wider than the tank and about half the length, you will need at least a 6 foot tank to keep it in for a year or two, and at that point, you might as well buy a 2ft wide tank. I doubt you will use any of this advice though, and go ahead and buy the dovii anyway.
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f1shyl0ver
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:45 pm Reply with quote
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I would think 9-12 months. Then you would have to upgrade the tank right away. They are ver large. The aren't the fastest growers, but not that slow either, 1" per month.

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armac
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:26 pm Reply with quote
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I kept a male alone in 75 gallon for 2 years, he was healthy and happy. Sold him to a guy with a 300 gallon tank. He is now happier.
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