Originally Posted by JordynMurdock
"grossly overstocked" is a quite rash thing to state. Seeing that all of the fish I have in my tank grow around 2 inches (rummy noses even smaller), then 14-15 fish in a 29 is just about perfect.
I'm quite aware of the overstocking rules for fish, that is not my question. I also just added some more Cory's today after posting this thread, so I will not be adding 9 Rummy Noses. I am now thinking about 5. Now the issue is if that is enough Rummys (they like bigger groups).
Yea, that is what I was thinking, "rules for fish," the inch per gallon is a joke rule. First, some fish grow larger and others stay the same size for longer periods of time even if they are the same species.
O.k. if you don't mind water changes every other day, then yea 14-15 fish is fine. That many fish belong in at least a 50 gallon tank.
That mistake has already been made by me, first it was a 10 gallon, then I thought 20 gallon tank for like 10 fish was good. Nope. To keep the fish alive until I got the 50 gallon tank, I had to do water change every other day, b/c my fish were constantly crapping every where.
Yea, grossly is still the correct word for 15 fish in a 29 gallon tank. I'm just thinking about the fish.
P.s. My Molly's were supposed to grow only 2 inches, they are now 2 1/2 inches and growing.