**Idkitsathrowaway**

- #1

Take the fish you want to get take their average size, and lay a photo on a grid(resize the photo to fit the grid), each square on the grid is a square inch. Every spot where there is fish is a gallon. Even if there is just a pixel. Easy right? But there's more take into the width of the fish as well. 1 inch multiply it by 1, 2 by 2,3 by 3, and so on. If the fish is only half a inch thick, call it a inch.

I'm not too sure if this is too much( wanna keep it simple for new fish keepers) but I'll also add on a activity level guide to it! On a 1-3 scale ex. a pleco would be a 1, for low movement(multiply the previously calculated number by 1), a betta is 2, for moderat , because while they do swim a lot they also will sit on the bottom of the tank to take the weight off from there fins (multiply by 1.5), 3 would be like a tetra or a fish that needs to swim to breath so very active (Multiply by 2)

Of course this is ment to give a base of where to start. And like all rule there are outliers like pipefish. I am very open to suggestions, I literally came up with this in 20-30 min. so its very flawed.