Enclosure size for P. vittata pairing?


Jan 15, 2017
Hello all,

I'm thinking about pairing my big female P. vittata in the near future. As I patiently keep my eyes open for eligible bachelors to appear on the market, I'm thinking about a suitable enclosure size for pairing. I figure if I need to rehouse her into something larger, better to do that sooner rather than later so she has time to acclimate and get comfy before the dating game begins;)

She is about 7 inches DLS, and currently living in a 10 gallon vertical aquarium that is 20"H x 10"W x 12"D. I find this to be a good size for her to live in normally. But is this enough room for a pairing?