Would this be to big?????

William Tyson

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you could have around three in a 55 gal and from what i have heard as long as there is enough food, they do great in groups. i think a 20 is the miniumum for a bandensis, but i think around a 30 is prefered.
 

William Tyson

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if you live by the coast your fine, you can just feed them local crabs/shrimp and such, if you are like me and inland, you will have to buy the food, i buy 20 vulgaris shrimp every two weeks, and its like 18bux. so thats not that bad $9 a week. i buy it from the aquaculture store.
 

Thales

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i need cuttle said:
you could have around three in a 55 gal and from what i have heard as long as there is enough food, they do great in groups.
FWICT, we only have a few data points supporting this and not supporting this, so it may be premature to state it as truth (not that that is what you are doing! :smile: )
Also important to note, that they seem only to have done well in groups (in the groups they have done well in) if they were raised together. S. bandensis that are wild caught seem to fight a great deal if kept together.
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William Tyson

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thats very interesting, i wonder if they realize that they are related? but your the closest thing the an expert righty so you obiviously know more then i do. If they are infact raised together, dont they seem to react well. from all the stuff i have been reading, as long as there is plenty of room and food, they seem to do well. although i would assume that there would be some fighting( one of mikeys posts as well as your site)

btw they lil guy you sent me is doin great, and getting big.
 

Thales

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i need cuttle said:
thats very interesting, i wonder if they realize that they are related? but your the closest thing the an expert righty so you obiviously know more then i do. If they are infact raised together, dont they seem to react well. from all the stuff i have been reading, as long as there is plenty of room and food, they seem to do well. although i would assume that there would be some fighting( one of mikeys posts as well as your site)

btw they lil guy you sent me is doin great, and getting big.
Glad to hear its doing well!
I had a group that was raised together and didn't do well. It may be because of crowding, it may be from other reasons. I have seem many conclusions jumped to on the internet (ginger to treat ich, for instance) so I try to do my part in the bandensis area. I think groups raised together will do fine long term, but the evidence isn't there enough to feel comfortable stating it as fact. :smile:
Have you been reading anything on bandensis? What?
 

William Tyson

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mainly just basic articles of mating in the wild, and more on their physilogy. but i have also been going through the tonmo archives for any info. if you know any books or other articles on them i would be greatful. i did find a old documentery on them and officialis 1995 i think on one site for sale, i didnt buy it, but i might. i believe that either the london aquarium or the munich aquarium may be doing so research on them from some stuff that turned up when i googled for a while.
but if you know of anything in pirticular to look for i would appriciate it.
 

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