03-27-2013, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jaysee
That;s an african cichlid tank - overstocking the tank is how many who keep such tanks minimize aggression.
I was wondering about that, how could a group that large pick on any one fish.
If it is a 60 gallon and there are around 40 fish... if filtration is huge, can it still be considered too overstocked if everything has been running healthy for a long time? As far as biological nitrification, it would be up to the load and with some plants... it comes down to the water maintenance.
I've seen pictures of other tanks with tons of fish and everything appears to be OK... but of course never seeing any negative or other side of the equation, only a still picture, it's hard to know.