12-20-2006, 08:13 PM
| || | Yes, I agree. A tank should never be cramped with lots of fish regardless of what your water parameters are. Too many fish--->>aggression and stress issues though there are exceptions which the pet stores often apply. They stock as many fish as they want to prevent aggression. Still, this is a bad idea IMO if they're cramped for a long time. If fish are sold out fast, not a problem as long as they're in excellent health conditions though I doubt fish in overcrowded conditions are healthier than those in understocked tanks.
Originally Posted by Nick
That makes the fish really stressed out and stunts there growth/life...
Overcrowded tanks also have very high nitrate level depending on what fish they have. High nitrate levels inhibit fish's growth. With goldfish and carps cramped, I doubt they're healthy when you buy them.