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+5% gallons if agressive

+10% gallons if really active

-5% if sluggish or slow moving

if fish is bigger than 3 in = 1in per 5 gallons

add 15 galons if bigger than 5 in.

coments, disagreements things to add/remove please tell me

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+5% gallons if agressive

+10% gallons if really active

-5% if sluggish or slow moving

if fish is bigger than 3 in = 1in per 5 gallons

add 15 galons if bigger than 5 in.

coments, disagreements things to add/remove please tell me

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Oh, and I know I'm math illiterate.... but I don't get the percentage signs.

Quoting my signatureLyndaB said:In my very humble opinion, I just don't see how this would work. It's too generic. And all fish are not created equal.

without even seeing it..... it's true, I *AM *psychic! Or psychotic, I can never remember which.....

It's a subtle message....LyndaB said:without even seeing it.....

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Aggression and schooling isn't taken into consideration.

Linda, you're not alone with the math. lol

Jaysee is sending subliminal messages? lol

Edit: Ooops missed the % for aggression.

So if I am doing the math right, then an 8-inch yellow tang could go into a 23 gallon tank?

because 2 in =5 gallons, so 8 inches = 20 gallons.

And then lets say +10% for active, so 22 gallons. Plus 5% for aggression, which is another gallon or so, equalling 23 gallons.

Is your contention that a tang is fine in a 23 gallon tank, or am I missing something?

I guess what I would "change or add" would be that this is a very vague guideline, and a lot of further research would be needed before stocking your tank.

And I'm sorry, I don't mean to be argumentative. I'm just trying to wrap my head around your system.

I didn't even notice it was for saltwater.....

Fresh or salt doesn't sound like a correct formula to me!

Overall is similar to what I do, but I go from the dimensions of the tanks, verses a general rule like the one you sugest. Also note that an aggressive fish that is 4" might have trouble in a 10.5 gallon tank. The -10% for sluggish, is really not necessary, they would be under the 2"/5g rule. Active fish like the Tangs and the aggressive fish like the Triggers should be housed more on dimensions then tank size, if you ask me. Most of the times both turn pretty close, dimensions and your rules, similar size tanks. If you would like to know more about what I use as rules, send me P.M.lil0618 said:2 in.=5 gallons

+5% gallons if agressive

+10% gallons if really active

-10% gallons if sluggish or inactive

1 in.= 5 gallons if fishis bigger than 4 inches

coments, disagreements things to add/remove please tell me

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no that's not it bottom says if bigger than 3 in= 1 in per 5 gallonsMeenu said:

So if I am doing the math right, then an 8-inch yellow tang could go into a 23 gallon tank?

because 2 in =5 gallons, so 8 inches = 20 gallons.

And then lets say +10% for active, so 22 gallons. Plus 5% for aggression, which is another gallon or so, equalling 23 gallons.

Is your contention that a tang is fine in a 23 gallon tank, or am I missing something?

I guess what I would "change or add" would be that this is a very vague guideline, and a lot of further research would be needed before stocking your tank.

And I'm sorry, I don't mean to be argumentative. I'm just trying to wrap my head around your system.

Actually it says 3 inches =1 inch per gallon not 1 inch for 5 gallonlil0618 said:if fish is bigger than 3 in = 1in per gallon

I think that even with that, a 46 gallon tank is too small for (an 8") Yellow Tang. I think it would be better suited based on the dimensions of the tank. (For an 8" YT, the minimum tank volume based on dimensions, that I would use, is a 67 gallon tank. Thus I would say a 75 standard tank at a minimum.)lil0618 said:no that's not it bottom says if bigger than 3 in= 1 in per 5 gallons

Good catch. I did not see that even after looking at it 3 times. It was not until you pointed it out, I saw it.Butterfly said:Actually it says 3 inches =1 inch per gallon not 1 inch for 5 gallon

(8*5=40, plus 10% = 44, plus 5%= 46)

I'm really sorry, I just don't think this stocking tool is successful.

I totally agree!!!!!

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