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post #21 of 28 Old 04-18-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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It was sold to me as a 22l tank
But hey that makes me happier
Was it overstocked for a 10gallon??
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post #22 of 28 Old 04-18-2012, 08:42 PM
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It was sold to me as a 22l tank
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Was it overstocked for a 10gallon??
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Yes it was still overstocked at 10.

What do you have in it now?
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post #23 of 28 Old 04-18-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Just the 2 dwarf cichlids and the smaller bristlenose
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post #24 of 28 Old 04-18-2012, 09:52 PM
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Just the 2 dwarf cichlids and the smaller bristlenose
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Where did all the other fish go?

What are you planning on keeping in there?
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post #25 of 28 Old 04-19-2012, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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I moved them to my other tanks
Moving forward I'll just keep the cichlids in there
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post #26 of 28 Old 04-19-2012, 12:59 AM
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A really good tool to keep stocking under a good check is this website:

aqadvisor.com

You might find it helpful.

Good luck!

Get some pictures of the tank. I'd love to see it.
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post #27 of 28 Old 04-19-2012, 07:39 AM
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Hi all,

I consider my self a reasonably experienced fishkeeper. Not amazing but Ive maintained healthy happy fish for a number of years. I have 4 tanks running with various inhabitants living happily together.

I have recently acquired a small (22litre/5gal) tank for a corner table. I have had this tank running quite comfortably for roughly 8 months with the following:
- 2 albino bristlenose (I will be moving these to one of my other larger tanks shortly but for the time being they are only approx 2-4 inches in length)
- 20 neon tetras
- 14 harlequin rasboras
- 1 male Agassiz Dwarf Cichilid

The tank is very well planted with full aquatics and has plenty of logs/caves
I have not had any issues with aggression or bullying.
My water is almost always perfect as I perform religious water changes bi-weekly of 30%

Yesterday, I went to my LFS and purchased the female Agassiz that was previously housed with my male in their display tank prior to my purchasing him 8 months ago.
As I was floating her bag, he was flaring his fins and displaying his colours, and then started literally attacking the bag. I have seen anything like this kind of aggression from him.

I released her into the tank and bagged him immediately, and kept it that way overnight. This morning I released him and they appeared to be co-existing again for the most part, and certainly chasing with less ferocity.

I am considerably worried though. I have a good relationship with my LFS and they have offered a refund if needed but I am concerned that she will even make it through the day. And she will be my first casualty in almost 6 years.

Any thoughts/advice from people in the know? I have some rams in another tank and have not had any problems remotely similar to this.

Help :)

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That is an amazingly high number of fish in a 5 gallon. I would say it's because for a cichlid, there is just not enough room for territories and I'm sure there is so much stress with that many fish.

You will have a dead fish soon. Please return some of your fish immediately. My 2 cents.

Gwen

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post #28 of 28 Old 04-19-2012, 09:14 AM
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That is an amazingly high number of fish in a 5 gallon. I would say it's because for a cichlid, there is just not enough room for territories and I'm sure there is so much stress with that many fish.

You will have a dead fish soon. Please return some of your fish immediately. My 2 cents.

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agree completely, way too many fish in a very very small space.

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