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Re: [APD] Stocking Levels
I believe Ellen O'Connell wrote this email section below:
> I have a 7-gallon bowfront that's been languishing for several years with
> plants doing their own thing and no fish. Suddenly I have the urge to redo
> and restock it. So I looked at this year's small tanks in the AGA contest,
> thinking there might be some inspiration there. What struck me most about
> the small tanks, however, was the high fish numbers in almost all of
> them. Yes, they're small fish, but I think I counted 20-30 fish in the
> majority of the ones equal to or pretty equivalent to my 7-gallon. Has the
> inch per gallon rule just gone bye the bye in the last several years? Are
> such high stock levels sustainable?
The inch per gallon rule is a statistical average for a community tank with
a variety of fish that grow between say 1-6" long.
If you only put in 1" fish that rule no longer applies.
We're often told in books that a 3" fish has more bioload that 3 x 1" fish
so the reverse must be true? :-)
200 Million years in the making...
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