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Old 03-22-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Whats the maximum amount of small fish on a 20 g

Wondering what the max fish load is with a 20 gallon

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What kind of fish?

With a given water change schedule the max load is whatever allows you to keep the nitrate concentration under 20ppm before a water change.
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What kind of fish?

With a given water change schedule the max load is whatever allows you to keep the nitrate concentration under 20ppm before a water change.
At the moment I have a pair of clowns a valentini puffer a cleaner wrass 2hermits and a sand sifting star my nitrate and ammonia reads nil at the moment am hoping to get some coral and a few bits hopefully a little urchin and was wondering what my limit fish wise was! I have a log of live rock does this mean less fish!?

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IMO there is no fish per inch rule. It basically comes down to the fish and it`s bioload.
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What the tank bio load?? So basically if you keep a healthy tank you can have as many fish as long as it remains balanced?? Ie healthy parameters

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that valentini puffer is a messy eater and may cause you problems down the road im hoping hes a baby right now if hes only in a 20 gallon tank
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Saltwater fish are very territorial and you can't put to many fish in a 20g no matter what the nitrate level or the size of the fish or bioload. They may get along as babies but as soon as they mature they will start killing each other off.
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Just so you have an idea of tank and size of fish I understand what you gigs are saying about territories etc so you think thats it as far as fish go!!....they seem to be living in harmony at the moment!?!? Please let me know what you think...ps I am wanting another larger marine set up in the not too distant future my valentini will be the first inhabitant

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I see a starfish and what is that blue fish I see? A Damsel?
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You see 2 clowns a damsel a cleaner wrass(I'm having probs with) a valentini puffer and sand sifter

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