measure my fish?

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hopesmom

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another dumb question from a newby...apparently I am a bad guesser at how long my fish are...do you stick a ruler in there? wait till they swim by? chase them with it? ha ha (i'm kidding there)...my boyfriend always says my fish are longer than my estimate, so now I want to know - for sure - so I don't overstock. thanks!
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When you research your fish, the profiles will usually tell you the adult size of the fish. When you measure, don't include the tail.
 
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not even my pleco's tail? it takes up a good bit! thanks Gunnie!
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What I do is I look at my ruler and then at a particular fish I want to measure. Then I guess, more or less, what its size is. But a far better way to know your fish sizes is - as Gunnie has said - to simply look up the same species online and see what their adult sizes are.
 

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Its not the current size of your fish that should be taken into consideration for stocking limits, its the adult size of the fish.
 
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thanks, Boxermom..that was where I was getting confused..I've been online looking up all my fish and now i've got my list of what they'll be as adults, and can plan accordingly. thanks ya'll
Denise
 
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