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Posted By: greg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, 25 July 2002, at 5:32 p.m.
A few people have written in asking about placing 5 or more Clowns in 30-50 gallon tanks. Do you people know these fish get BIG? I mean up to 8-12" big?
I only have three in a 60- two large (6+ inches) and one small (3+inches) The two large have gone from about 3.5 to 6+ in about a year, and they are FAT/BIG. I suspect they will go to 10", at least. I cannot, and will not, stock more than this- I would be pushing the bio-load WAY too much. Maybe someday when I go to a 125. I will have to do this anyway, when my big Clowns get to about 8".
Use some sense, folks. The old rule of 1" of fish per gallon is about right, but LARGE fish should be counted at double- so my 12" of Clowns now should be counted as 24" due to their size, the room they need, the amount they eat, and the wastes they put off. If you dont plan on getting a LARGE tank soon, DONT dump 4-6 Clowns in a 30-5o gallon tank! GREG
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