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fishyfishy86 12-10-2011 12:40 PM

Stocking question
 
I don't understand they stocking rule. Is it an inch per gallon or something over there? Well here it's 2litres of water per cm of fish. It makes no sense. an 8cm dwarf gourami needs way more space than an 8cm golden barb. Should I follow the rule anyway?

fish joey 12-10-2011 12:47 PM

Hi there Please read the sticky in this section ...several lines up from your post that should explain ..also try using the aquaadvisor.com I find that helpful :-D

fishyfishy86 12-10-2011 01:05 PM

How do I get from my question to the rest of the section I'm stuck!

Trofishlore 12-10-2011 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by fishyfishy86 (Post 917446)
How do I get from my question to the rest of the section I'm stuck!


Just wait til people look around. :lol:

Byron 12-10-2011 05:49 PM

This is the article by another of our members that is "stickied" at the head of this section of the Forum to which the previous member referred:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...tocking-38626/

As you will see from reading it, there are many important factors for deciding how many fish will be suitable in an aquarium. The actual size of the fish at maturity is one of these, but not the only one, which is why the "inch of fish per gallon" idea is very flawed. The article should explain them so I won't repeat all that, but if you have questions after reading it, ask away.

Byron.


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