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It might also be that her slime coat got damaged in the accident. That may be allowing bacteria to go all om nom nom on her skin, making her peel. As anyone else would probably advise, do a water change. If she's sulking, maybe giver some treats or something to perk her up. Can you get pics of her?
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Originally Posted by kelly528 View Post
Bioload is less a concern for space as it is for surface area for bacterial colonies to grow on.
According to aqadvisor, every single aquarium I've ever owned has been overstocked. And, in reality, that has never been the case. Additionally, the aquariums for several experienced, renowned and successful keepers that I've known (or have learned about from detailed articles/books that I've read), are seriously overstocked according to aqadvisor. So, in the end, it would seem to be just as inaccurate as any other means of estimating how many fish can be stocked into an aquarium.
The best way to know how many fish your aquarium can hold is to stock very slowly, and continually monitor conditions and behavior. Trial and error is the most accurate determination of "capacity" known yet!
Originally Posted by Mister Sparkle View Post
The problem with introducing species slowly is that you already need to know which ones you are introducing. If you chose a wrong species to begin with, then the speed of introduction won't help. Plus, many species don't show their true behavior until they are grown up so again, unless they are introduced really slowly (like 1 year apart), it won't help in these cases. But I do agree that if you already have a list of compatible species appropriate for your tank, this obviously is the way to go.
Just to give you an example, I have a 20g tank with a colony of J Transcriptus and L Stappersi. Usually this is a BIG no no. But I have ridiculous amount of Java moss that practically divides the tank in such a way that they don't cause issues with each other along with the usual rock work and shells. As you can see, with experiment, you can bend the rules, but I would not suggest this to beginners - it is a recipe for disaster.
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