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the_cannibal
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PostSubject: Is my encolsure too small?   1/13/2010, 4:41 pm

Hey guys, my emp is housed in a 16'' by 8'' tank (i belive that's 5 gallons). From what I've read, it seems like its enough, since he's underground all the time anyways, but I'm just wondering.

The reason I ask is because I am getting a pacman frog on Friday, and I got his enclosure ready and decided to throw the scorpion in there to see how he acts. This is a 20 gallon (2ft by 1 ft). He seemed much more active. It just seems like he doesnt get to really walk around in the 5 gallons. 2 steps and he's at the end climbing up against the glass...

anyways, Am I being too much of a hippie or should I get him a bigger tank?
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   1/13/2010, 4:44 pm

16" by 8" is fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   1/17/2010, 2:12 am

5 gallons is fine for a single emp. Upgrade to the larger size if you decide to go for a community.

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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   1/18/2010, 11:08 am

Cool, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   1/18/2010, 12:59 pm

10 gal at most, when i first got my juvenile emp i put her in a 25 gallon, but unfortunatly i had to downsize her cause of my big tarantula.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   2/27/2010, 1:54 pm

is a 5 gal big enough for 2 scorpions? they both have hiding spots..
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   2/28/2010, 11:36 am

What are the dimensions?

5 gallons could be any dimensions, they could differ from another 5 gallon tank but still be able to hold 5 gallons.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   2/28/2010, 11:53 am

I would think that a 5 gal with 1 scorpion would be t o small because i like to give mine room, but 2 in a 5 gal is too small. If the 2 your trying to house together are sub adults, then it should be fine cause they are small but if they are full fledged adults, you may not want to squeeze them in there.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   2/28/2010, 3:53 pm

Most people who associate their tanks with "gallons" suggest 5 gallons per scorp.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   2/28/2010, 6:30 pm

i have my smaller male in a 29 gallon (long) with 2 separate hides that he alternates between,
and my bigger male in a 10 gallon (High) with a single rock cave i made for him...and they both seem to be happy as can be...
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   2/28/2010, 11:57 pm

I have a huge plexi glass cage. it was a bagel box from a local grocery store so its huge. It must be like 4 feet across and about 2.5 feet width. Its wicked tall too. I have 2 scorps in there together lol. but im gonna get my female and get her gravid and then seperate the cage for her and the babies.
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   3/1/2010, 12:14 am

wow..dude thats the most creative thing ive ever heard
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PostSubject: Re: Is my encolsure too small?   3/6/2010, 4:13 pm

To Phan_X, I'd say a 5-gallon is too small for a pair of adult emps.

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