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Reece 08-11-2011 06:01 AM

Am I Overstocked?
 
Hello everyone, 6 days ago I set up my first fish tank which is 40L/13G. In the fish tank I have the following fish:

4 Harlequin Rasboras.
4 Zebra Danios.

I am just wondering if this is too many fish, plus if possible could I have two more fish that are larger (around the size guppies are). Thanks for any help. Btw the tank is a cube/box, not rectangular (if that matters)

ladayen 08-11-2011 10:01 AM

Yeah I would say your at capacity which is a shame since both those kinds of fish should be in groups of at least 6 preferably 8+

Reece 08-11-2011 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ladayen (Post 777841)
Yeah I would say your at capacity which is a shame since both those kinds of fish should be in groups of at least 6 preferably 8+

thank you for the help, would I be able to have 2 Bolivian rams?? If you give me your email address I could send you a picture of my tank. I believe my LFS has them

Byron 08-11-2011 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Reece (Post 777931)
thank you for the help, would I be able to have 2 Bolivian rams?? If you give me your email address I could send you a picture of my tank. I believe my LFS has them

Absolutely not. You need at least a 24-inch tank for a pair of Bolivian Ram, they attain 4 inches and the female needs space to escape the male; two males would not survive long in anything under 3 feet, one would likely hound the other to death.

I agree with ladayen, you are maxed out, but both fish species would do better with more. But rather than risk trouble, I would leave things as is, even though it is not the best for the fish in question.

We have profiles of fish and plants, second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top. If the fish/plant scientific or common name appears in a post exactly as in the profile, it will shade and you can click on it to see the profile, example Harlequin Rasbora and Zebra Danio. Please have a read.

Byron.


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