Overstocked?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Krishs Bettas, 23 Mar 2010.

  1. Krishs Bettas

    Krishs Bettas Member

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    Would my tank be overstocked if I have,

    15x Cardinal Tetras
    8x Threadfin Rainbows
    8x Hatchetfish
    2x Rams
    6x Ottos
    6x Stiphodon

    Inverts
    5x Amano Shrimp
    10x Cherry Shrimp
     
  2. Lisa_Perry75

    Lisa_Perry75 Member

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    Size of tank these will go in?
     
  3. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    Depends on the size of tank.

    Rams and shrimp may be ok at first but the rams may see the shrimps as a buffet when they get bigger. I've got 4 in with my shrimp and I'm getting away with it for now but the rams will be moving to another tank in the summer.
     
  4. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Sounds OK for a four foot tank?.....
     
  5. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Agreed. I wouldn't be happy with anything under 200 litres for that lot really.

    You could get away with it in a smaller aquarium, but would need tip-top filtration and maintenance practices to avoid poor water quality and algae issues.
     
  6. Krishs Bettas

    Krishs Bettas Member

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    oh sorry its a 60l tank with a fluval U3
     
  7. Ajm200

    Ajm200 Member

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    Personally I wouldn't have more than 10 small tetras or rasboras in a tank that size but ultimately depends on your maintenance schedule and what looks right to you. I have a u3 and aquaball with 4 cartridges in a 90l with less than quarter of the bioload you are suggesting and still end up cleaning filters twice a week
     
  8. sanj

    sanj Member

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    Too many Krish, I'd have a rethink.
     
  9. Krishs Bettas

    Krishs Bettas Member

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    okay I guess this means I need to get a bigger tank :lol:
     
  10. hartle

    hartle Newly Registered

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    Wow. I think that'd be massively overstocked. I consider my 70L heavily stocked with:
    8 Cardinal Tetra
    4 Head and Tail light tetra
    4 Panda Cory
    4 Otos
    As above I'd think about a lot more water!
     
  11. chilled84

    chilled84 Member

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    O my good god. New tank defo needed here kris, Like a tin of sardines there, :lol:
     

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