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Old 30-07-2009, 01:59 PM
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Hi I have a spare aquarium unfotunately the edge of the corners have chipped and im to para to hold water in it. I am wondering if there are any exotic pets that this would house comfortably i'm not fussy about species as i like all animals.

The outside dimensions are 48"x20"x30" (30" high) it is constructed for 15mm glass with the base being 20mm glass it holds approx 125 US gallons or 485 litres.

So thats the housing now which animal.......as i have 2 dogs whatever animal will need to stay in this housing all of there life and will rarely be handled but i dont want something that might get to aggresive for handling as health checks will need be done.....I also have a gerbil it is only very occasionaly handled it gets to smell my hand during tank maintenence, feeds etc so has stayed tame and when it needs handled i am able to do so with ease are ther any exotic animals with these traits.

The animal it doesnt matter if it is a solitary one or one that needs be housed with others of its kind as long as the housing is adequate numbers don't matter.

Any help apreciated

Andy.

ps. i can part fill it does not leak so amphibians are also an option
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Old 30-07-2009, 03:05 PM
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Try a beardie...good beginners pet and good for your large tank.
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Old 30-07-2009, 03:29 PM
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thanks for the quick reply . are beardies better solitary or with others?...beginners pet sorry i think i could look after any pet successfully with enough research what is a beginners pet do you get 1 for a year or so to learn then move on to something more chalenging....what happens to the beginners pet do u keep it or rehome it ??? if ye keep changing pets regarding how long a time u have looked after them in order to progress surely that can lead to a lot of unsettled animals which may be passed on to a less dedicated owner...when i do get an animal i will have it for it's lifetime. this is the reason im asking my first question of what will suit my space and wont overgrow the area im not asking what is easiest just what options do i have regarding housing. im looking for as much as possible then i will narrow them down. thanks again
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Beginners pet means they're not too demanding and usually quite forgiving. Rather than jumping in the deep end and getting something that requires previous experience. Reading information and putting it into practice can often be completely different things.
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so u can transfer experience from one species and use it for another, ive successfully kept malawi's does that help....i dont work so have much free time to dedicate
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It's just an easy thing to keep, and as this is your first herp, isn't that what you want?

A bearded dragon is a very different creature from a mbuna cichlid.

Bearded dragons are undemanding, easy to keep, and good lifelong pets.
Beardies are solitary but they grow large. They are usually well-behaved but some people have had nasty ones.

If you don't have much free time I'm afraid your earlier claim is indeed false: sorry i think i could look after any pet successfully with enough research
As a lot of species require a lot of time. The bearded dragon is an exception to this and is a fun pet to keep.
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thank but you read wrong i will rephrase as i dont work i have lots of free time. beardies do look intersting though so thanks
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I'd go with beardie for first, I am
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thanks.....seems a bit of a waste of tank height it is 30" high and beardies seem pretty clumsy yet need to be able to get close to the light so is there anything that the height would be more appropriate for??? would this be enough space for a chameleon???

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Make some fake rock background or use branches to make use of height.

Another option would be to suspend the light slightly.
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