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tommaso889 01-09-2010 12:01 PM

overstocked ?????
hey i was wandering if sum1 cood tell me if my tank is overstocked i have a 60 uk litre tank and in it are ...
3x 3 spot gourami
4x sailfin mollies
1x red tail black shark
1x peppered corydoras
1x golden algae eater
2x platy
1x whiptail catfish

jeaninel 01-09-2010 01:16 PM

60 litres = approx 15 gallons? Yes, you are WAAAYYY overstocked.

tommaso889 01-09-2010 01:19 PM

would you reccomend taking out ???????????????

jeaninel 01-09-2010 01:52 PM

I would only keep the platies and the cory and add a few more of each. Watch out on the platies though because if you have males and females you will have lots of babies. Cories are shoaling fish and should be kept in groups. You might also be able to add 1 dwarf gourami as they only grow to about 2". But no 3-spots, they grow to about 6" each and can be very territorial with each other.

Hate to say it but the other fish will outgrow the tank.

Angel079 01-09-2010 02:19 PM

Yes 15g Jeaninel.
I'd back Jeaninel, take out anything but: Either Molly OR Platy, keep the peppered Cory and add 4-5 more of them and return all else to the store you got them from; not only will the other fish outgrown this tank, but due to their natural behavior PLUS a extra small tank, they'll become very aggressive towards one another, that is a very unfortunate set up you found there.

tommaso889 01-09-2010 03:09 PM

i think i am gonna gat rid of the gourami and the mollies.
do you think that i should get rid of the whiptail and algae eater???

MoneyMitch 01-09-2010 03:10 PM

overstocked only applies if you do minimual w/c and have lots of time inbetween. all will be fine in your tank if you do 25-35% w/c every three days or so and have atleast 5x filtration a hr. if your not willing to do that then yes you are overstocked.

rrcoolj 01-09-2010 10:23 PM

Yeah it's overstocked no room for the fish once they get big. The gouramis again can get to 6in easy and can be semi aggressive. As for the sailfins... Depending on wheather its latipinna or velifera they can get 4-6in and again are semi aggressive. I had a female that bullied an angelfish twice it's size. The whiptail catfish again depending on the species can grow 6in+. I would keep the platys and add mre corys get red of the red tail for they can be aggressive especially towards bottom feeders and if that "gold algea eater" is a chinese algea eater than it will grow big and get aggressive.

tommaso889 01-10-2010 05:29 AM

i dont think it is a chinese algae eater i will try and get a pic of it. and the shark is quite peacful at the moment so i will hold on to to him/her for a bit.
as for the gourami and mollies the gourami are already getting a little agressive and one is getting rather large he/she is bout 3-4 inches already and he/she is chasing the other gourami around.and the mollies arenet too bad YET .

tommaso889 01-10-2010 11:09 AM

i have a pic of one its not my one but it looks pretty much the same.

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