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Help Aquariums and Zoos of Japan.

Most of the Aquariums & Zoos in Japan are OK. Sendai Marinpia Matsushima aquarium was flooded but no human casualty. Fukushima aquarium was flooded too up to the 2nd floor & all fishes died, but marine mammals are still OK. The power is out at Asamushi aquarium, Akita Omoriyama zoo, Hitachi Kamine Zoo & Morioka Zoo. The Herald de Paris et Cie., in cooperation with the World Alliance of Zoos and Aquariums, have initiated a donation programme, to ensure proper food, and shelter for creatures  of the zoo and aquarium of Northern Japan. For more details visit http://www.heralddeparis.com/

Tell me how many….

Tell me how many?
Isn’t the question came to mind last time while purchasing fish in shop.
Yes,it might come to your mind if it never came then you and fishes are in danger ;-).

There are couple of theorems which help one to identify how many fishes his aquarium can house.
But before that you should understand what is your requirement….
1. Keeping the fish for selling,don’t want growth in the fish
2. you want keep the fish for yourself,not for sell,you want your fish to live long in “your aquarium” and grow normally.

My this post is for people who are following reason 2.
People following reason 1 don’t have to bother much,they can keep 100 + large fishes in small aquarium in a small tank hoping people like me(follower of reason 2) come soon and free the fish for suffocation.

If your planning to buy a aquarium or build an aquarium then you are lucky because you can plan accordingly after reading this article,you can still have option to choose bigger and more bigger aquarium to fulfill your requirement but people who already have aquarium,they have to be careful and take steps rightfully.

First check what’s the volumn of your tank.

Simple calculation can give you the answer.

Length,Width,Height all are in inch.

Capacity in Gallon = (Length x Width x Height) / 231

Liter = Capacity in Gallon *3.7854

Now Height is real height,when you fill water you don’t fill till the extreme top,keep that in mind 🙂

While considering Length and Width,consider the glass thickness for actual value,I mean all the calculation should take place with the help of aquarium interior’s value,consider substrate/clay,gravel/sand etc whatever you are putting into the bottom of the tank,it will change the height of the water level but now the water quantity.

Now you have water quantity in your aquarium now follow thumb rule of  calculating max no of allowed fish in aquarium.

Yes,it’s very old well known rule “One Inch Per Gallon Rule”,for one inch size of fish there should be one gallon water available.

But here you will have to use common sense,don’t follow the rule directly by closing your eyes,definitely one inch length Gourami won’t generate same amount of waste as a one inch length Gold fish does.You will have to consider the volume instead for better approximation.

Now think about growth,now the fish which is 1 inch cube body size,may not be 1 inch cube after few years,after all that’s what you want,seeing your fish growing big and becoming more beautiful,so do a research about the size of adult fish & leave extra space considering the future.

Ok,that’s all for today,see you soon,keep reading blog,and if you wanna share your experience or funda to other register here and start posting.

Note: By the way whatever I said in the above,was the maximum space,if from my calculation you find each of your fish need 4 gallon when then grow big then give him 5 gallon instead,after who doesn’t want to have more space,bigger bedroom or dining room or kitchen or toilet,hahahaha,Best of luck,let me know if you need more info.