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jmelissa82 04-09-2008 01:35 PM

Am I overstocked?
 
I have a 20H. Making a home out of it are:
3 Zebra Danios
1 LF Zebra Danio
1 LF Leopard Danio
6 Neon Tetras
3 Cherry Barbs
2 Sunburst Mickey Mouse Mollies
3 Dalmation Mollies
1 Kuhli Loach
1 Rubber Pleco

.....I am aren't I ?

Well I was considering getting a 5 gal or a 10 gal, I'm not sure yet. But only if I needed to find a new home for someone, also because I realy wanted to get some cherry shrimp if I can find them anywhere

fish_4_all 04-09-2008 01:50 PM

Re: Am I overstocked?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jmelissa82
I have a 20H. Making a home out of it are:
3 Zebra Danios
1 LF Zebra Danio
1 LF Leopard Danio
6 Neon Tetras
3 Cherry Barbs
2 Sunburst Mickey Mouse Mollies
3 Dalmation Mollies
1 Kuhli Loach
1 Rubber Pleco

Okay, Mollies are best with fish that do not have long fins. Yur Kuhli will prefer to be in a group but it isn't "manditory" for it to be healthy. The rubber pleco may get a little large for a 20 high. They also produce a lot of waste. Cherry barbs are okay with any of them as they are one of the more docile barbs just be aware that you may still see some aggression from them.

I would say that by the numbers you are overstocked. If you can, I would acutally recommend another 20 gallon instead of a smaller tank. That way you can put the mollies and the barbs in one tank. The danios can go in another tank with a nice little school of Kuhlis and the tetras. Also, a 20 gallon long will work better for the Rubber pleco so it has more room to roam.

Just remember to cycle the new tank before moving fish to it.

jmelissa82 04-09-2008 01:57 PM

Well I was told he was more of a smaller pleco, only reaching about 4 inches. Well I'm not sure what to do with him anway, he hides all day but when he comes out at night, he does laps around the tank upsetting some fo my other fish.....


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