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verbosity 12-28-2007 12:35 PM

Over populated? Or Just right?

verbosity 12-28-2007 12:44 PM

For those too lazy to click the link..
It's a 55 Gallon tank with two filters (Fluval 405 and Whisper 330)

3 Ghost Shrimp
3 Cherry Shrimp
33 Danios (7 are GloFish)
9 Neon Tetras
2 Rasbora Gracilis
2 Pristella Tetra
4 Cherry Barb
1 Chinese Algea Eater
2 clown loaches
1 Mystery Snail

Here's two pictures of the most recent additions:

MattD 12-28-2007 12:55 PM

I would say you're slightly overstocked, but I tend to always go below the limit just to be safe. :wink:

Holly 12-28-2007 04:59 PM

I was on your side till I saw the CAE and 2 loach. I'd say you were overstocked but you do have good filtration and the shrimp and loaches will help clean up also so I think your still on the boarder. I wouldn't add to it at all.

MattD 12-28-2007 11:46 PM

CAEs get large, and may get aggressive as they mature. Loaches get too large for a 55. :cry:

verbosity 12-29-2007 08:14 AM

The chinese algea eater isn't welcome in this setup.. As soon as an oppurtunity to get rid of him comes up. He's gone.. The loaches.. When they get too big I will just return them and get some smaller ones. I won't try to keep full grown loaches.

blueblue48 12-29-2007 08:57 PM

you could try different botia loaches, ive read they dont get that long.

willow 12-30-2007 04:59 AM

i clicked the link and i voted.
i voted for not adding any more,and agree with the loaches going.
nice tank. :)

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