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Thanks guys, though "cute" wasn't an adjective I was hoping for, but I'll take it, hehe. when he gets bigger, ill make sure to post some more.
 

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giovanni82 Posted on Jan. 29 2003,15:08
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Thanks guys, though "cute" wasn't an adjective I was hoping for, but I'll take it, hehe. when he gets bigger, ill make sure to post some more.
that 2 inch gold spillo looks ferocious :D
 

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Extremely slow like most serra species are.
 

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From what I have read, they can grow up to 1.5 inches a year, then when they hit around 6 inches or so, their growth rate slows down considerably. So with 29 gallons, you can do the math, and I guess it would depend at what size you think your spilo is too big for that tank. Mine is in a 20 gallon now, when he gets to be 5-6 inches, Im gonna get him a new tank, at least a 40, though a 55 would be sweet.
 

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They grow a little faster then 1.5 inches a year.. more like .5 a month.

This guy is 5 months old. The majority of them will grow to about 9 inches, although im sure there have been a few 11 inch freaks. IMO a 29 is sufficient for two years, depending on the growth rate you are getting, a 40 Breeder is suffiecient for life, unless you wanted him to be your main fish, in that case a 75 would be nice.
 

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you should see him in the daylight, that picture cant really show his true colors (purple green yellow)..I keep all my tanks in areas where sunlight hits them for a least part of the day to bring out the natural colors of the fish. I am not really bothered by the occasional algae bloom. This gold is also a mean bastard, and despises when you point the finer at him. :veryangry:
 
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