Daniel Posted April 27, 2006 Report Share Posted April 27, 2006 Ive been reading and apparently i should be stocking my tanks so that it equalls to about 1 inch per gallon. I was planning in my 25 gallon to have; 6 x Rummynose Tetras 6 x Corydoras (some variant havn't decided) mediumish 2.5 inchish and maybe something else like a centre-piece fish or pair if i run by the 1"/Gallon rule i can only have 25 inches of fish, if i have 6 x 2inch rumynoses and 6 x 2.5 inches of corys i have 27 inches of fish! Theoretically this is true, however is that really overstocking the tank?? rummynoses wouldnt even be a cm thick? Is there another way i can work this out? or safely maintain this amount of fish. For my showy fish i was thinking a pair of bolivian rams which would add more inches, i have seen tanks that are way more over stocked than that and they seem to be able to regulate their water changes and parameters. Does anyone use this measurement? is is accurate or effective? can i please put more fish in my tank??? Please Help Me, Dan (oh, and this is based on the maximum size that the fish will reach) EDIT: Oh, and i'm sure you read this too, but this rule really only works for fish under 3-4"( most of the standard zippy colourful trops). If you go any higher it gets tricky. A 10" oscar in a 10 gallon for example, rather un-good :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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