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Old 10-24-2011, 11:04 PM   #1 
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Compacity?

So If I had a 40 Gallon.

It held about

4 Kuhli Loaches
10 Corydora
5 Female Bettas

How many more female Bettas could it hold?
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:34 PM   #2 
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www.aqadvisor.com

It will be your BEST FRIEND when you are stocking or re-stocking tanks :)
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #3 
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So I added it up and I used what I have in it at the moment

5 female bettas
7 corydora
1 bamboo shrimp

Your aquarium stocking level is 37%

So what does that mean about what I can stock?
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:24 PM   #4 
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Cories get to be about 2 inches so I'd keep the 7 cories if you want to add more bettas.

Personally I'd skip the loaches and extra 3 cories and max out on female bettas, but that's personal preference.

As is now you're using 8 - 10 gallons for 5 female bettas, and 14 gallons for your cories. Disregarding the shrimp, that leaves you 26 gallons, meaning you could add 13 more females.
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I'm going to keep the cories as is but how many more female bettas could
I have if I added 4 Kuhli Loaches?
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:36 PM   #6 
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I've read their bioload is very small, but they still get about 5 inches long, so I would say 4 more females .

14 gal for cories
10 for female betta
8 gal for loaches = 32 gallons used. 8 left = 4 females.

Assuming you're going by about a 1 gallon/inch.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:45 PM   #7 
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Stocking level at 37% means that you have 43% of your tank to fill before it is at capacity.

Play around with it. Add your 5 bettas, 7 cories, and 1 shrimp - this is what you already have. THis is 37% stocked.

Add to this 4 kuhli loaches. See how much space you have left. Then start adding female bettas until you hit around 100%.

Keep in mind that the more stocked your tank, the more maintenance you will have to do.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:46 PM   #8 
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Hmm....Skipping the Loaches then. XD So I can add 13 more females? SWEET! I'm looking for another 2 crowntail ladies. Then I'm gonna hold off or try to. Till January.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:53 PM   #9 
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I used that AgAdvisor. I did it for a 2.5g with no filter and 1 male betta. Fortunately it says I'm at 100% capacity. But it recommends water change of 17% per week?!
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:56 PM   #10 
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Haha, it's very precise. It's more useful for larger tanks...10gal+. I can't vouch for its accuracy in a 2.5 gallon tank - since realistically if you're going to change the water, you're going to change at least 1/2 gallon no matter what.
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