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post #11 of 13 Old 10-25-2012, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by aemaki09 View Post
Ok I asked this morning. It's actually a 26 gallon tank. They have 6 mollies, 4 rosy barbs, and 2 corys. It's definitely getting too much food as the 5 year old nieces feed that one too. And Im pretty sure its overstocked. The lights aren't on for more than like 4 hours a day. Water changes are 2x a week including gravel vacuum I think it's about 25-30%.
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And no live plants i assume, so here like i said we have high organics that will feed algae. That is a high fish load for a 26g.

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post #12 of 13 Old 10-25-2012, 01:20 PM
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Strictly speaking, with the fish being at maximum size, the tank would be over stocked; however, I think that the over feeding is the real culprit. The filter is probably getting pretty dirty in a short time. It wouldn't hurt to rinse the filter media in the old tank water once a week. If there is time, making up little portion packs and making only 1 day's ration available each day might help with the feeding. Naturally, there would have to be a little container for each of the girls.

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Making daily portion packs actually sounds like a great idea! Never thought of it. Thanks
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