10-14-2009, 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack Middleton
As a rough guide, 1cm of fish per litre is seen acceptable, but once you start putting substrates you in you must account for displacement. so once displacement has been taken into place you left with about 65cm of stocking, that is about 13*5cm fish.
so your current stock brings you up to about 50cm of stock, which leaves you with 15cm which i would use to add 3 more cories as they do prefer to be in groups!
This method only works with fish under 10cm, any larger and you have to think logically, i dont bother using stocking guides any more, I put fish in my tank and when it appears that there are enough fish, i stop!
again dont mean to say your wrong agian in another post jack, but the 1 inch per gallon rule or 1 cm per liter rule isnt advisable and many people will back me on this i can even have them chime in if you like ;) as i stated above in this thread has been a proven method to keep my fish safe and healthy. yeah you can go by that rule but you risk disease stress frequent maitnance and even fish loss.