Subject: Re: A tale of four goldfish - how tank size and living conditions can affect fish
by Asumel on 3/11/2013 10:47:15
When it comes down to stocking there are some things which have to be taken in to account.
Obvious things like gas exchange, room to avoid stressors and so on. After that it is a matter of opinion and it is difficult to prove one way is wrong.
Rather than quoting hard and fast rules about how much space is required (lets be honest this is a dynamic situation anyway depending on the size of the fish) I think it would be more useful to explain as fully as possible the reasoning behind the opinion, at least then there could be a sensible discussion and who knows people may actually learn something!!!
that's what I have been trying to say ( rather badly by the sounds of it)
I was simply pointing out that these values quoted are within the recommendations on this site for MINIMUM tank size for the fish