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15 Gallon Tank: Stocking question

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  1. seano

    seano Initiate Member

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    Hi all, if I have a 15 gallon(60 litre) tank and have 6 danios/2 platys/3 guppies and 6 shrimp am I fully stocked?? Thanks advance.
     
  2. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

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    I would say you are fully stocked now
     
  3. Nick G

    Nick G Well Known Member Member

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    I'd agree. I wouldn't add anymore fish if it were me.
     
  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    I agree.
     
  5. seano

    seano Initiate Member

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    thought so, thanks all
     
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  7. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    I really like that link and am quite impressed with it - he is always fixing and tweeking it.

    I don't like the 1 inch per gallon rule for several reasons - mainly, the length of a fish is just one aspect and does not take any other factors into account. For example - you could easily keep more than 29 inches of neons in a 29 gallon tank, but you couldn't even keep 15 inches of goldfish in a 29.

    Also, filtration is one of the most important aspects of determining stocking levels, which the 1 inch per gallon rule doesn't address.

    That is why that link is so good - it takes almost all aspects into account.
     
  8. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    I must admit I use this link alot, I find it really helpful, can also be handy for showing that some fish might not go together well.
     
  9. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    Agreed, you bring up some very valid points. Swim space is also an important factor to look at.
    However, I do like to use it as a guideline for beginners looking at small fish for a small tank.
     
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