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post #1 of 9 Old 03-06-2010, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have 8 african dwarf frogs, 7 mollies,7 platties,7 danios,2 algae eaters,1 albino rainbow shark,6 ghost shrimp,and4 snails.I had 10 neon tetras but they all died and i was wondering if they died because i have too many already.I brought a water sample in to the pet store and they said everything was fine.Any ideas??
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-06-2010, 02:03 PM
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how big is your tank?
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-06-2010, 02:03 PM
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It's not the best possible combination of stocking. What size is this tank? How long have you had it set up?

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-06-2010, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry i should have included that its a 55 g tank. Its been running for 6 months and i dont know much about keeping fish.I guess i should have asked these questions before i got everything.

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post #5 of 9 Old 03-06-2010, 02:14 PM
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maybe a little over stocked...the frogs will grow quite large....mollies and platys can reach a size of 4-7cm so maybe take some of the fish or frogs back to the store....but thats just my opinion other people can post theres :):):)

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post #6 of 9 Old 03-06-2010, 03:52 PM
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Hello,

Here is a tidbit I wrote a while back:


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"Some new aquarists I have met assume that if their filters are large enough they can keep as many fish as they want. Unfortunately for all those aquarists who spend hundreds of dollars on new and better filters, it is not true that a big filter allows the aquarist to keep whatever he or she wishes. Filters are needed, but they are not the magic bullet that will solve all aquarium problems. Ensuring that the filter is big enough relates to the condition of overstocking, but overcrowding is a different beast altogether. Overcrowding, as the name suggests, refers to when a fish feels crowded. This crowded feeling is different for all fish. Some small fish, for example, feel crowded when they have to live with larger more aggressive fish. Small fish never completely lose their fear of predators and can become quite stressed if forced to live with larger fish (even if the big fish are completely harmless). Bigger fish, on the other hand, are often territorial and become stressed if they find other fish in their territory. The net result of this crowding concern is that even if the filter can handle the waste produced by all the fish, it cannot keep the fish from stressing each other out."

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-06-2010, 10:17 PM
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You can find out yourself, try this link:

http://aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?A...lterQuantity=2
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-07-2010, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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That website was exactly what i needed.It will come in handy in the future thanks alot!
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maybe a little over stocked...the frogs will grow quite large....mollies and platys can reach a size of 4-7cm so maybe take some of the fish or frogs back to the store....but thats just my opinion other people can post theres :):):)
African dwarf frogs only grow to about 2". African clawed frogs are the ones that grow bigger.

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