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Read About 55 Gallon Aquariums

Pacu are great fish to keep in 55 gallon aquariums because the size of these tanks give them plenty of room to move.

Where to find 55 gallon aquariums

You can find 55 gallon aquariums on-line, in newspapers or at your local pet store. Savvy shoppers can look for used 55 gallon aquariums. Many times sales papers or auction Web sites will have used 55 gallon aquariums for sale.

When you go to get your 55 gallon aquariums, shop around. Make a list of everything you’ll need to get the aquarium up and running and then price out each item needed. You should do this because some pet stores will package 55 gallon aquariums with all of the accessories though many of these accessories are not necessary for the tank. This jacks up the price of the tank.

Also, if you do decide to get used 55 gallon aquariums, make sure to clean the aquariums. You never know if the pervious owner cleaned the tank or if the tank was home to sick fish. You do not want any disease spread to your new fish.

A good fish for the 55 gallon tank

One great fish to put in 55 gallon aquariums is the pacu. The pacu is a South American fish that is a cousin to the piranha. Though they are not the most beautiful fish, they are interesting to watch and can only live in large aquariums such as the 55 gallon aquarium.

These fish are tropical fish and tend to grow up to about six inches. Pacus that are kept in the wild will get bigger than pacus that are kept in 55 gallon aquariums. Because their natural habitat is tropical, these fish need a 55 gallon aquarium that is between 76 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you’ll have to put a heater in your 55 gallon aquarium.

Beware

Pacus are great to watch, but they also are high maintenance. If you keep the temperature of 55 gallon aquariums too high, they will have a hard time breathing and may end up suffering from oxygen deprivation. If you let 55 gallon aquariums get too cold, they can easily get sick.

If you decide to get a pacu for your 55 gallon aquariums, make sure that it’s put in the aquarium with other large fish. Pacu will eat anything and if you leave small defenseless fish in 55 gallon aquariums with it, it’s likely to eat that fish for dinner.