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    The "one inch per gallon" rule

    Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by guppy, Aug 30, 2007.

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      Good to know, that seems like an important factor to leave out.
      I'm wondering if anyone has a good resource for adult fish sizes as most sites just give you the length of the adult fish and not how tall or wide it gets. Or is that something you just have to figure out as you go along?
       
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      That make alot more sense when explained that way.
       
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      That make alot more sense when explained that way.
       
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      Thanks for the insights!

      I come from the Philippines, and over here the one gallon per inch is widely practiced and accepted, giving a few gallons of allowance. Based on my observations their fishes are quite healthy and happy, as long as they have good water quality and good filter. It is very frustrating to see a filipino post his fish in facebook groups only for westerners to brutally bash and impose what they should be doing, like I mean come on they've been doing it for the longest time and it works fine. Maybe just maybe the 1 gallon per inch works after all.
       
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      In some cases, it's not a end all strategy, but yeah I get the bashing, but it's sometimes warranted and sometimes not.
       
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      Lol a
      a man saw the gar in my house he asked me if i would sell him when i asked his tank size ( his answer 2 feet) wtf 1 feet gar in a two feet tank i was thinking of giving him for free lol but ended up teaching him
       
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      My own guideline is this...fish up to 4 inches with a thin (or tall) profile, safe to use the inch rule (though not necessary)

      Over 6 inches take the measurement CUBED i.e (H x W x D) so that three gallons per inch now becomes nine. Apply this to thick fish like goldies and cichids. Ignore fins in length / height measurements.
       
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      I don't think a 24 inch arowana could fit in an 100 gallon.
       

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