09-17-2008, 06:52 AM
| || | I wouldn't consider it a general rule nor a rule etched on a stone. It is greatly flawed when you consider the area where the fish lives, bioload, temperament, etc.
Originally Posted by onefish2fish
a general rule of thumb for freshwater tanks is 1 inch ( of the max size the fish will grow ) to every gallon of water. i personally wouldnt completly stock out a tank though, but thats my opinion.
Marinebiologist, am I correct in guessing your 'unknown' barbs are Puntius arulius? If so, these grow to 4 inches and need a 4-ft length of tank minimum. If not, please post pics.
Focus on the bottom. You have enough middle dwellers in your tank already. Increase filtration capacity as you add more fish.