03-03-2014, 08:23 AM
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Yeah, I was advised not to keep more than 3 fancies and 3 mystery snails in the tank. Uhm, I'm sorry, it's a 75 gallon, general rule when stocking goldies is 4ft tank, 20g for the first, 10g thereafter. 5 fish means 20+10+10+10+10=60 gallons. That only leaves 15 for the plecos and snails, but 3 snails won't push bioload in an over-filtered 75 and BN are bred in 10 gallon tanks. I understand that some people, especially with goldfish, like to be conservative but I'm not. I like to push my stock a bit for a more active, full-looking tank and am capable of doing so. It may mean more, much stricter maintenance but in the end as long as my parameters are stable and the fish can turn around, it's my tank.