Fish Stocking Levels
This article takes a look at stocking level guides, where they come from, and how the guides used on this site are different to other sites.
Community Creator - a quick historyOn this website is a tool, called the Community Creator, for checking fish compatibility and the amount of fish your tank will hold (stock level). The original Community Creator tool had a stocking level which was double the amount given by the majority of other sources. Many people didn't like this, as it was not what they had been told/advised elsewhere, and we kept getting confused Emails.
In 2012 we rebuilt the tool and used the most popular formula for stocking levels (to avoid any complaints), but the results were far lower than 'real world' tried and tested stocking levels, allowing hardly any fish to be added in some tanks. We decided we would rather be correct than popular and reverted back to a slightly modified version of the old system.
Below is a short (well, as short as we could make it) guide to how we work out stocking levels compared to everyone else.