For a hypothetical 125 gallon tank filtered by 2 AquaClear 110 filters, moderately planted (including marimo moss balls), covered in sand, filled in by driftwood, how much is too much?
10 zebra danios
10 skirt tetras
5 male swordtails
5 male platys
5 male balloon mollies
7 dwarf gouramis
2 albino bristlenose plecos (or one and a regular old pleco)
10 ghost shrimp
4 mystery snails.
First of all, is that too many fish, or can/should I add more (for schooling purposes)? and second of all, my other main worry, is the three livebearing species from my list. Is having all males of all three bad? I know mollies can't breed with them, but will they all fight even if no female is introduced? The last time I decided to go all female, I ended up with 25 more platys that I bought, but my one platy did lose some weight. And yet another time I went mixed, I ended up with at least a hundred mollies. Therefore, if there is no possibility of it being bought pregnant, or impregnating another, I'd rather have that.
And also, another skirt tetra and an ADF might also be added if I am the one who takes home the fish from the environmental club at my school, as no one is there to take care of them during the summer. (I also had been given a new job, created a month or so ago, relating to "animal husbandry" because I apparently know a lot about fish, and was told that this year, the year I was in charge of the tank, was the only year in which the fish have survived for this long
. Knock on wood, or whatever you would say.)
Well, if I happen to receive this tank and filters, it would be an awesome addition to my current tiny-in-comparison 10gs and such.