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Tank size for a Felis domesticus?
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Pete Harcoff
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PostPosted: 2006.07.25(Tue)13:06    Post subject: Tank size for a Felis domesticus? Reply with quote

What do you think, is a 20 gallon too small? Wink

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Maura
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PostPosted: 2006.07.25(Tue)14:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is clear that as agile as it is, an adult specimen of Felis domesticus can barely turn around in a tank that size - and don't even get me started on the kind of tank maintenance it will take to keep a setup like that clean. This species is a notorious poop machine, way worse than a common pleco. Let me refer you to our community's position on stocking and stunting.

http://www.aquahobby.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=20742

(couldn't resist! Wink )
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Ciklido
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PostPosted: 2006.07.25(Tue)14:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention water specifications and water maintenance...!!!!!! Shocked
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Cinder
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PostPosted: 2006.07.25(Tue)15:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do know that Felis domesticus is a known jumper so make sure you have a very sturdy, tight fitting top or you'll being finding it all over the house! Very Happy
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AquariumChicky
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PostPosted: 2006.07.25(Tue)15:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is also known to eat any other fish tank mates and must be kept singly..... or massive overstocking will occur.
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lindak
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PostPosted: 2006.07.25(Tue)16:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this case I think cat litter would be an appropriate substrate.
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Kaycie
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PostPosted: 2006.07.25(Tue)16:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Filtration with these guys is killer, hairballs always clog the filter.
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Snarf!
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PostPosted: 2006.07.26(Wed)12:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention the tank should not be filled with water. Laughing
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PostPosted: 2006.07.29(Sat)23:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone explain why cats like boxes so much?
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jtg90
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PostPosted: 2006.07.29(Sat)23:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

And not to mention the horrible oder that comes from the waste of this species.
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