03-16-2007, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by saxenamohitm
Hey thanx for the reply!
I actually have sucker fish which are not more than 4 inches (at the max) and these guys r growing pretty slowly if at all they r growing...
The other tank mates too are pretty small in size...
i looked up on the net for panchax and i found them to be quite huge..plus i'm not sure i'll be able to find them easily here in india..
I've taken note bout java fern and i would love to know about other plants!!
(i actually wanted dwarf hairgrass to be the carpet..dunno how the dollars r gonna handle it)
PLease suggest me some schooling fishes that i can add along with the max number of fishes i can stock in my ank (4ft*2ft*1ft approx 60 gallons)
with 60 gallons and double filtration you can fit around 70 inches of full body mass of fish (very basic, you need to look into the fish as well).
So with silver dollars its about 6" long and 2" tall so in total 8" mass, 8 times 4 you get 32 inches. Angelfish, not counting the tails, 5" plus 2 inch, 7 inch times 3 is 21, 21 plus 32 is 53 inches. Add 4 4 inch mollies, 24 inches, 24 inches plus 53 inches, 77 inches, plus 2 24 inch plecos is 48 inches, thats 77 plus 48 inches which is 125 inches. So right now you are aprox 55 inches over-stocked
now there might be problems with what i said, your plecos might not be common and might be smaller versions which would cut down how many inches, also the things i wrote are maximum size so theres a high chance they will be a bit smaller than what i told you. Also using the inch rule is so very basic so it is 75% of the time incorrect, it was just the only stocking way i could think of.