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PostSubject: Just wondering   Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:27 am

Could someone tell me how many more fish it would be ok to get in my size tank - the details are all in my signature. I know it is worked out in inches/cm, so what sort of leeway do I have?
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering   Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:35 am

Well there is an inch per gallon rule which is a rough guide. I think it is best to allow plenty of room though. I'm afraid I don't have a calculator so I can't work it out for you! Remember to take into account adult sizes:D
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering   Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:05 am

There is a calculator link in the Articles section

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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering   Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:23 pm

The 1" of fish to a gallon only works for small fish like tetras etc. and even then is only a rough guide. Once you get into any fish that grows over about 2" doesn't work.

You need to take into account swimming space, where the fish dwell in the tank (top, middle or bottom) and the ammount of waste they produce as well as temperament.

IMO your tank is crying out for a bottomdwelling type fish, something like a shoal of corydoras - 6 or so or 4 zebra loaches would be a lovely active addition.
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering   Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:32 pm

Thanks indi, I dont know anything about cory's - I'll have a little search and find out about them - do they only grow smallish then? You're right, it would be good to have something at the bottom levels of the tank, and I do like the idea of them.

Im wondering whether I should go and get myself a little spare tank that I can put them in first off. Everything is fine in my tank at the minute and I dont want to get fish that are going to get sick or anything.

What size tank would be best to get as a spare that would take 6 or so corys for a whil while I checked they were well?
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering   Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:41 pm

I have a 30l quarentine tank for smaller fish and that is fine. Pets at home do a little tank for about 15 (no heater though) which would be big enough too - it is one of the clearseal ones. It doesn't need to be a big tank - just big enough. Worth a look on ebay.
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PostSubject: Re: Just wondering   Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:22 am

corys are great little fish and are a good small group to add to the tank. Thry would be well worth having a look at.
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