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Would 30gallon be good enough for 1 rbp for a lifetime?? I juss bought a baby rbp and it's in 10gallon..but i know i will need a new tank asap! So i need your guys help for me to decided what size tank i need for 1 RBP! thanks
 

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fung88 said:
Anyways back on topic. whats a good size for 1 rbp then??/
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its not best to keep them alone. Optimum for one is 36"x18" minimum.
 

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Don't cut corners. Get a 50 gallons minimum for 3 rpb. If there is no space for such then get a different piranha that prefers a solitary life. RPBs like to shoal so don't just get one!
 

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obviously the bigger the tank the better. i think if you can get a fifty for one rbp, he'd grow into it nicely and love you for it for his whole life. i wouldn't go smaller than a 40 gal long though.
 

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50 gallons is about right... for one piranha... remember they would get 12 inches if they could... its a misconseption that they don't get bigger than 9 in an aquarium. Stunting thier growth is not healthy... your piranha should get a bigger tank.
 

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i wouldn't go smaller than a 40 gal long though.
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I agree - a 40 gallon 40x16x16" tank would be ideal.
Keep in mind that Reds can get pretty large - adults often measure 10-12" in size, which is why it's important not to pick a tank that is less than 16" deep (18" or more would be better, btw.), to provide enough room to swim around freely.
 
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