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What is the recommended tank size for breeding TBs?

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I prefer to use 20Ls so there's plenty of surface area. Pretty easy to maintain parameters, as well, without any fluctuation. While TBs are more hardy now than they used to be, it's still a precaution I like to take.

20Ls also allow plenty of room for you to add breeder boxes as needed. Tough to have more than one on anything smaller than a 15 or 20.
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20 gallons. If you only have like 5 or 10 of them, put a tank divider in so they can still find each other when mating.
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I prefer to use 20Ls so there's plenty of surface area. Pretty easy to maintain parameters, as well, without any fluctuation. While TBs are more hardy now than they used to be, it's still a precaution I like to take.

20Ls also allow plenty of room for you to add breeder boxes as needed. Tough to have more than one on anything smaller than a 15 or 20.

So that's like what...5 g?

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20 gallons. If you only have like 5 or 10 of them, put a tank divider in so they can still find each other when mating.
Any suggestion on divider?

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So that's like what...5 g?
20L I think is 20 gallons long. I get confused by it all the time :P


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Yea he was saying a 20 long not 20 liters

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*bonks forehead* I should know that. I've used the same term occasionally myself. Thanks guys.

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So that's like what...5 g?
LOL You live in IL, USA and you use metric system?
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I have mine in a 15gallon.
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LOL You live in IL, USA and you use metric system?
Not if I can help it. LOL

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i say go with what you are comfortable using. i keep most of my shrimp 5 gallon tanks or smaller and always done well. i think the trick with tb is just like any other hard to keep shrimp water stability. but then again i dont keep them but i will be using a 5 gallon once i do (hides before i get shot lol)
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It's possible. I'm pretty sure I saw a post from someone keeping them in a DB 5B before.

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Usually the smaller the volume of water, the harder it is to keep the water params stable. Things shift quickly in smaller tanks.

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