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Old 08-22-2007, 09:21 PM   #11
 
so i want to throw out my list here on this thread....

i have so far in a 29G
3 albino tigers (maybe an inch each)
2 blood parrots
1 dojo loach (maybe 6 inches..... i never know cause he hides so much lol)

i hope to add 2 striped cats and 3 more tigers.... how close to over stocked does this sound?

this filtration is a 55G biowheel. also have a bubbler in the tank (dont know if that makes a difference, heard they add more o2)
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:22 AM   #12
 
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so i want to throw out my list here on this thread....

i have so far in a 29G
3 albino tigers (maybe an inch each)
2 blood parrots
1 dojo loach (maybe 6 inches..... i never know cause he hides so much lol)

i hope to add 2 striped cats and 3 more tigers.... how close to over stocked does this sound?

this filtration is a 55G biowheel. also have a bubbler in the tank (dont know if that makes a difference, heard they add more o2)
Albino tigers are oscars, right? This is overstocked already. The whole stocklist will need 200 gallons minimum.

Please don't add any more fish. Get your fish new tanks or return some of them.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:30 AM   #13
 
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so i want to throw out my list here on this thread....

i have so far in a 29G
3 albino tigers (maybe an inch each)
2 blood parrots
1 dojo loach (maybe 6 inches..... i never know cause he hides so much lol)

i hope to add 2 striped cats and 3 more tigers.... how close to over stocked does this sound?

this filtration is a 55G biowheel. also have a bubbler in the tank (dont know if that makes a difference, heard they add more o2)
Albino tigers are oscars, right? This is overstocked already. The whole stocklist will need 200 gallons minimum.

Please don't add any more fish. Get your fish new tanks or return some of them.
the albino tigers are barbs. sorry i wasnt specific in my original post. when i say tigers i always barbs, so i dont think to specify, my bad.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:33 AM   #14
 
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That's ok, Rev.:) I would remove the blood parrots though if I were you as they can grow to 8 inches and you can never expect how they'll coexist with their tankmates.:)
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:01 AM   #15
 
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I know having worked at several petsmores that employees are taught the 1 inch per gallon rule. The thing you have to realize though is that fish are 3-d animals and as they get longer the volume grows at a greater ratio. In other words, when a fish doubles in length it also doubles in height and width. SO when a 2 cubic inch fish doubles in length it becomes about 16 cubic inches! Waste output is linked to metabolic rate which is also linkied to body volume (their are other factors though). I would say the inch of fish rule works for small fish that you ourhcase at the store but as they grow they will need more volume of water per inch. Like it was mentioned before, you wouldnt put a 12 inch fish in a 12 gallon tank. You also have to look at other factors too like how messy of an eater the fish are, how much waste output they have, metabolic rate, hardiness, and behavior.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:44 PM   #16
 
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That's ok, Rev.:) I would remove the blood parrots though if I were you as they can grow to 8 inches and you can never expect how they'll coexist with their tankmates.:)
well i plan on moving them to a new tank within a year. so far they coexist quite fine, they stick to their little cave until feeding time.

but, do you think adding about 3 more tigers(barbs) would be ok?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:56 PM   #17
 
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hi
i'm pants at working out over stocking,so i'm not commenting
on that,what i would just like to add is that the Tiger barbs
need to be in a large group,because they will be less stressed
because there is only three of them,and also it will spread the
agression.
:)
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:40 PM   #18
 
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but, do you think adding about 3 more tigers(barbs) would be ok?
Yes, you can assuming you will indeed move the blood parrots but you'll have to increase the frequency of doing tank maintenance due to the added bioload.:) Blood parrots can grow quickly.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:39 PM   #19
 
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but, do you think adding about 3 more tigers(barbs) would be ok?
Yes, you can assuming you will indeed move the blood parrots but you'll have to increase the frequency of doing tank maintenance due to the added bioload.:) Blood parrots can grow quickly.
i have heard that they grow quickly.... but these ones havent really grown that much in the time that i have had them.

i plan on upgrading to a 55G or 80G tank by next summer.
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