Originally Posted by fishiness29gal
I set up a 29 gal in Feb. I have 0 nitrites, 0 ammonia, and 5 nitrates. I tested with the API freshwater test kit daily. Water change - 30% weekly.
So right now I have:
3 Albino Corydoras - Prob should get 1 more.
5 Cherry Barbs - boys
4 Danios - I know I need 1 more.
1 Dwarf Gourami
Am I severely overstocked here? Can I add 1 more Cory and 1 more Danio to complete my school?
I dont think you are overstocked at all (look at my list in my signature...THATs overstocked, lol...but I keep up with water changes and am running 2 filters one for a 30 gal and one for a 50 gal).
I would add 3 cories, 2 danios, and 1 more cherry barb. (all three of those species like groups of 6 or more for optimum health and happiness)...dont add all at once (cories one week, danios and barb the following)...adding that many will tip the scales, but with regular water changes and good filter all should be fine. If you are concerned, at least get each of the three schools to 5 at a bare minimum.
Aqadvisor is a good guide, but they dont comment too much on compatablity and dont offer fish profiles for details, but again, a great guide.
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If fish keeping is new to you, let me know, and I can provide some great links to articles here on TFK that detail cycling and stocking a tank.