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post #1 of 5 Old 01-19-2011, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Overstocking my tank

I have a planted 35 gallon with the following fish:

Pair of Keyhole Cichlids
1 Bolivian Ram
2 Apistogramma sp.
6 Cardinal Tetras
4 Panda Corys
5 Marbled Hatchetfishes
2 Bumblebee Gobies
1 Black and White spot Pleco
1 "dwarf" Gold Nugget Pleco

I went to a Petco for dog food and glanced into the fish department knowing I would end up buying something and bought 3 Blue Rams for $18.99 each. The only problem I had in this tank was the Bolivian Ram beat up his female friend to the point where she was floating at the surface barely breathing so she was moved to the Jack Dempsey's tank. Is this way overstocked or am okay? Should I upgrade tanks and to what size? Thanks

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-22-2011, 09:07 AM
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so your putting the 3 Blue Rams in the 35G? I think you would have a LOT of issues there with the rams, IMO.

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-23-2011, 09:46 PM
yah mybe a 50 gallon would work with all those fish

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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post #4 of 5 Old 01-23-2011, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Thats what i was thinking. I am going to use an empty 55 gallon

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-23-2011, 10:23 PM
yah that would be perfect

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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