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ElectricBlueJackDempsey 01-19-2011 10:20 PM

Overstocking my tank
 
I have a planted 35 gallon with the following fish:

Pair of Keyhole Cichlids
1 Bolivian Ram
2 Apistogramma sp.
6 Cardinal Tetras
4 Panda Corys
5 Marbled Hatchetfishes
2 Bumblebee Gobies
1 Black and White spot Pleco
1 "dwarf" Gold Nugget Pleco

I went to a Petco for dog food and glanced into the fish department knowing I would end up buying something and bought 3 Blue Rams for $18.99 each. The only problem I had in this tank was the Bolivian Ram beat up his female friend to the point where she was floating at the surface barely breathing so she was moved to the Jack Dempsey's tank:|. Is this way overstocked or am okay? Should I upgrade tanks and to what size? Thanks

cbirk 01-22-2011 10:07 AM

so your putting the 3 Blue Rams in the 35G? I think you would have a LOT of issues there with the rams, IMO.

Christople 01-23-2011 10:46 PM

yah mybe a 50 gallon would work with all those fish

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 01-23-2011 11:17 PM

Thats what i was thinking. I am going to use an empty 55 gallon

Christople 01-23-2011 11:23 PM

yah that would be perfect


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