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Over populated? Or Just right?

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View Poll Results: Is this tank over populated?
Yes, Way to many fish!! 3 18.75%
No, but your pushing it! 12 75.00%
No, get some more Pristella Tetras!! 1 6.25%
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Over populated? Or Just right?
Old 12-28-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
 
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Over populated? Or Just right?

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Old 12-28-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
 
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For those too lazy to click the link..
It's a 55 Gallon tank with two filters (Fluval 405 and Whisper 330)

3 Ghost Shrimp
3 Cherry Shrimp
33 Danios (7 are GloFish)
9 Neon Tetras
2 Rasbora Gracilis
2 Pristella Tetra
4 Cherry Barb
1 Chinese Algea Eater
2 clown loaches
1 Mystery Snail


Here's two pictures of the most recent additions:

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Old 12-28-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
 
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I would say you're slightly overstocked, but I tend to always go below the limit just to be safe.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #4
 
I was on your side till I saw the CAE and 2 loach. I'd say you were overstocked but you do have good filtration and the shrimp and loaches will help clean up also so I think your still on the boarder. I wouldn't add to it at all.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:46 PM   #5
 
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CAEs get large, and may get aggressive as they mature. Loaches get too large for a 55.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:14 AM   #6
 
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The chinese algea eater isn't welcome in this setup.. As soon as an oppurtunity to get rid of him comes up. He's gone.. The loaches.. When they get too big I will just return them and get some smaller ones. I won't try to keep full grown loaches.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:57 PM   #7
 
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you could try different botia loaches, ive read they dont get that long.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:59 AM   #8
 
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i clicked the link and i voted.
i voted for not adding any more,and agree with the loaches going.
nice tank. :)
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