10 Gallon Tank Overcrowded?
I have a 10 gallon tank with a filter, heater, and light and plenty of plants and a hideout (a fake log with a few holes in it and a hollowed out inside). It's been matured for about a month and I'm done adding all the fish but I'm worried that it might be overcrowded so I'd like to know what you guys think! I have 6 Pygmy Cories, 8 Neon Tetras, 1 Saimese Algea Eater (I think), and 1 Dwarf Flame Gourami. I clean the gravel and glass once a week and do about a 25% water change. I also test the ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate about once every two weeks. So hopefully I'm doin what I should be! Any comments about my set-up are welcome, thanks!
Yep, overcrowded. Too many fish.
Test water weekly. Smaller tanks demand more attention. And use a liquid reagent test kit not strips.
Ix-nay one the SAE. Maybe the gourami too.
Neons can be tough. Try cardinal tetras instead. Bigger, healthier and more, but similar, color.
you have way too many fish, its usually a rule of thumb one inch of fish per gallon of water, smaller tanks are harder to take care of because small chemical changes can have deadly consequences, its like putting a cup of salt in a gallon of water, the fish in the gallon would die but if you put a cup of salt in a 50 gallon tank the fish could still survive
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