Re: [RML] How many fish?

Dennis Holmes (dhdesign at
Mon, 09 Oct 2000 09:42:32 +1000

G'gay guys,
Thanks to all those who replied.
If I could just go into a little more detail.

So what I need to do (and I'm sure you'll correct me) is have more plants
and less fish.

How many of these would you put in a 100 Liter (27 gallon) tank -
Threadfins, Penny Fish, Spotted Blue-eyes, Delicate Blue-eyes, Poreless
Gudgeons. (can anyone think of any other bottom feeders from a similar
areathat would go in with these guys or would the Gudgeons do the job of a

How many of these would you put in a 180 Litre (40 Gallon) tank -
smelt, hardyheads, pacific blue-eyes, sunfish, Duboulayi, olive
perchlet,empire gudgeons, firetail gudgeons.

Also are there plants that would do a better job than others


> From: "Bruce Hansen" <bruceh at>
> Reply-To: rainbowfish at
> Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 06:47:20 +1000
> To: <rainbowfish at>
> Subject: Re: [RML] How many fish?
> G'day Dennis
> The old golden rule I was taught when I first started keeping fish as a 10
> year old when even airstones were uncommon here in Australia was formulated
> for the keeping of goldfish.
> It said that you could generally keep one inch of fish per gallon of water.
> Obviously there are a lot of other variables and factors to consider and you
> will still need to practice good fish-keeping techniques such as water
> changes and maintenance of water quality.
> Regards,
> Bruce Hansen
> president at
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dennis Holmes" <dhdesign at>
> To: <rainbowfish at>
> Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2000 9:23 PM
> Subject: [RML] How many fish?
>> Hi,
>> I've got a tank that holds 180 litres.
>> How many fish can I put in without filtration or air stones?