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Old 11-30-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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fish inches per gallon

What's reccomended as far as inch of fish to how many gallons of water? Thanks drew
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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What's reccomended as far as inch of fish to how many gallons of water? Thanks drew
I recommend forgeting that "theory." Fish stocking should be based upon
Adult size
Fish activity
Temper
Bio load
And about a billion other factors. Putting a 10" oscar in a 10gallon tank would never work. The theory does more harm than good 99% of the time
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
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Well i dont think there is a very good rule for that. For example: 5 two inch common plecos would work in the "one inch per gallon" theory, but it wont work because common plecos get over a foot long
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Well I'm going to be stocking a 180. But I want a preditor tank.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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Ohh okay! Well my example was fresh water, but same applies to salt. What fish did you want to put in there? Fowler tanks are awesome
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #6
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Well I have a small banded cat shark in my 125 right now but I'm about to mver him over to the 180. In the next couple months I was thinking of adding something else if I had enough room. I no he will get quite large when mature so not sure with room.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:33 PM   #7
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Oh well your banded cat will be okay in the 180 because thats the minimum size tank he should be in. I hope crister chimes in because i think he is also interested in banded cats
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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FWIW, I wouldn't do sharks in a new setup. I would also do some more research before choosing them. A 180 Gallon is the bare minimum for those kinds of sharks in most experienced salties (from what I have read, not actually done).
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:25 PM   #9
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IM HERE!!!!! lol. You could get away with 300 for a banded. For coral cats, I would go for a tank 180. Bandeds get 3'+, and need to be able to orient themselves along the side of the tank. That means you would need a tank 8x3. Corals cats are more slender, so a 180 is ok for them. They get to a maximum size of 27", but a 180 could work. I would look into selling you banded and replacing it with a coral or marbled cat. I am talking about the atelomycterus mormoratus (coral cat) and atelomycterus macleayi. You shark (chiloscyllium punctatum) should have a tank of 300+ gallons. Good luck with your fish though! And remember, bigger is always better! Try to avoid puffers and triggers. The best tankmates are groupers and tangs.
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Hey thanks for the info but my bad I just looked back at my post i put banded but have a coral I was reading something on banded when I was writing that. He is about 10 inches right now.
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