Size tank for a baby/ juvenile

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Size tank for a baby/ juvenile

Postby Lovinthebeardies » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:40 pm

Hey! I’m new here and am looking for some beardie advice. I have owned reptiles for a while now but am looking into getting my first Beardie. I’m looking on getting a junvilie bearded dragon and am aware the they need a 20gallon to start before being moved to the larger permanent tank. I was wondering if it would be ok if I simply blocked off part of the larger tank with plexiglass or something like that they have the same room as a 20gallon and I can expand the size as it gets older. Would that work? Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Size tank for a baby/ juvenile

Postby VenusAndSaturn » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:54 pm

Actually, the permanent tank would be perfect for a baby, people only do 20 gallon longs if thats all they have on hand or can afford at the time. Or at least thats how I see it.

You don't need to block or divide anything off, as long as there isn't tons and tons of open space a baby will do fine in a 4x2x2 or 75 gallon (which is the minimum size for an adult).
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Re: Size tank for a baby/ juvenile

Postby Lovinthebeardies » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:34 am

VenusAndSaturn wrote:Actually, the permanent tank would be perfect for a baby, people only do 20 gallon longs if thats all they have on hand or can afford at the time. Or at least thats how I see it.

You don't need to block or divide anything off, as long as there isn't tons and tons of open space a baby will do fine in a 4x2x2 or 75 gallon (which is the minimum size for an adult).


Thank you! Thats really good to hear!
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Re: Size tank for a baby/ juvenile

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 am

I use 100L tubs converted to rearing tanks for babies / hatchlings and juveniles....
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