Folks, small tanks are ok for fish if plans are in the works for upgrading in the future. If you would come to my house, visit the fishroom., you would find upwards to 100 fry in a 15g-25g. Am I over stocked? I would hardly think so. But if I posted that I had 20 Victorian cichlids in a 20g tank, I would hear all of you saying, "Your tank is WAY overstocked." lol
We so many times fail to take into consideration the size of the fish when we buy them. Most are smaller, immature fish that still have growing to do. This is the first step to getting MTS. Don't be so harsh on the beginner and let them develop full blown MTS. It's really not all that bad.