Originally Posted by Oscarfish789
well its a south american cichlid tank with two oscars, 1JD, pleco, and an electric blue crwfish to help keep the gravel clean.( I know its over stocked but hopeully when i move out i will get a much bigger tank for them) they are all still babies. I feed them 2-3 times a day with hikari gold cichlid pellets, algae wafers and mealworms and crickets,along with blood worms and plankton with the occasional beef heart cube. I think it might be my filter cause i got a starter kit and i dont think that its a good longterm filter but my tank is only a month or two months old, im thinking of getting a marineland penguin 350 filter for a 75 gallon, and possibly an undergravel filter for extra clear water.
I believe this tank to be overstocked as you have noted,underfiltered,and over fed.
This is leading to cloudy water, and will continue as the fish get larger.
These babies you have should grow at a rate of around one inch per month, and are serious waste producing fish.Would rehome at very least,one of the Oscars and the pleco who provides no benefit here.
The more food you offer,the more the problem will be compounded.
The fish you are keeping would be large load on 90 gal tank and filtration for these fishes should be in the range of 600 to 700 gallons per hour with large canister or two smaller canisters which have way more capacity for both mechanical media as well as biological media.
If you are indeed going to get larger tank,(many folks never seem to get around to this) you will need the larger filters anyhow so I would increase the filtration now, and also increase water changes to 50% minimum ,twice a week.
Would also reduce feeding's to twice a day and smaller amount as well .
Much delay in this, will result in sickly fishes sooner than later.