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Carrying Capacity

 

  

Carrying Capacity

   

What is considered a safe number of fish in an aquarium? What factors can determine or limit this number? This is a very common dilemma facing anyone who keeps fish - tropical or cool water. From beginner to advanced aquarist there seems to be a universal urge to add "just a few more fish" to a tank, especially after all has been going great for weeks.

   

Carrying Capacity - the number of fish (or the weight of those fish) in the aquarium - Is a topic well worth spending time with. The objective is to establish a framework from which we can better understand the bioload factors affecting fish selection and thus enhance the success of our fishkeeping efforts.