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exalted 02-20-2007 07:08 PM

New 55g tank
Hey, new to the forum, not new to the hobby :)
I have recently come into possesion of a 55 UK gallon tank which currently contains 20 [info]neon tetra[/info], 10 [info]marble hatchetfish[/info], 10 [info]albino cory[/info] and 2 [info]honey gourami[/info]. I am new to the 'small' fish side of the hobby- focusing more on those wonderfull oscars and cichlids :D but wanted to try something a little different.

I was just wondering if the above mentioned stock list is overstocking the tank or not, and if there are any compatability issues with them.


tophat665 02-20-2007 09:05 PM

That depends - if it's a heavily planted tank, then that might be fine. Otherwise, you're into twice weekly water change territory.

Lupin 02-20-2007 09:28 PM

Your fish is hardly going to add too much bioload.:) You're fine with the stocking along with compatibility.:)

exalted 02-21-2007 08:13 AM

Awesome thanks :D
currently it's not planted but it will be by the end of the week :)

Amphitrite 02-21-2007 08:19 AM

Welcome to the forum exalted, do you have any pictures of your tank? :)

exalted 02-21-2007 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by kateyoup
Welcome to the forum exalted, do you have any pictures of your tank? :)

Thank you :D . Sadly i don't have any pictures on my computer at the moment but when i can be bothered i will buy a scanner and upload some :)

exalted 02-21-2007 05:37 PM

:? the honey gourami appear to have burst out in a the worst case of white spot imaginable... I have turned that tank into a quaratine one and am adding treatment to it, however the gourami and half of the hatchetfish didn't look like they were going to last the night so i was forced to dispose of all the fish, clear out the tank and start again :cry:

sorry just thought i'd share. lol

lioness501 02-22-2007 03:30 AM

u disposed of the fish without giving the treatment a chance??? poor fishies, should never give up on them without tryin real hard to save their lives!!!!

exalted 02-22-2007 07:42 AM

Trust me, if you had woken up to see some praticaly white gourami you'd have done the same.

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