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Author Topic: how many inches of fish in 80 gallon  (Read 1055 times)
Ian
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« on: August 19, 2016, 06:27:32 PM »
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How many inches of slender fish can go in an 80 gallon
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 09:45:22 AM »
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It isn't "inches of fish" that can go into a tank.  It is the adult size of the fish, whether or not they are schooling fish, swimming patterns, compatibility of different species, water and temperature requirements of different species and so on.  In other words the inch per gallon rule is a myth.

 How about telling us what fish interest you and we will go from there?
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 10:11:58 AM »
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... and how much water you want to change on a regular basis.

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Ian
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 02:00:05 PM »
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I like angel fish,gourami,rams,Catfish and tetras and I change my water one a week 30 % a week

I dont think those fish are compatible but thats my opinion
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 02:16:36 PM »
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Do you have any of those fish now?  From your first post, I assumed that you were just setting your aquarium up.  But. I think maybe you might have some, or all of those fish.  There are several species of gouramis and they range from  1 and 1/2 inches to 12 inches as adults.  What species do you have or want?  Tetras range from about 1 inch to 24 inches or larger as adults.  Which species are we talking about.  There are many catfish so we need to know which species of those too.

Quantities of what you have or what you want would be helpful too.

Please give us as much information as you can so that we can figure out exactly what it is that you want from us.  Your original question was too open-ended and can have many different answers depending on how it is interpreted.   
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 02:42:35 PM »
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Like pearl gourami, angel fish, serpae tetras, dwarf goruami, cory cat fish, syno cats I dont have any fish im still in the planning phase
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 04:00:09 PM »
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All right then. 

I would not mix angelfish with any gouramis.  They are not really compatible.  Also, different species of gouramis cannot live with each other.  If you decide on having gouramis and no angels, I would opt for Pearl Gouramis over Dwarf Gouramis.  They are more hardy, less aggressive and would look better in a large tank.  The Dwarfs would look lost in there.

Serpae tetras can be fin nippers.  They would really go after either angels or gouramis.  They should not be kept with either of those species.

If you want corys, I would get one of the larger species and keep at least 10 of them together.

Do you know about cycling a tank?  This is something that should be done as the first thing.  Here is an article about it.   http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php?topic=1304.0
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 04:31:53 PM »
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This is the link that I meant to give to you in my last reply.  The one I gave you tells how to do it...this one tells why.

http://www.badmanstropicalfish.com/forum/index.php?topic=9402.0
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2016, 01:43:57 PM »
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Yes I very well know the nitrogen cycle Im actually going through it right now, so thanks for the compatibility advice
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