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post #1 of 2 Old 02-16-2018, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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New Tank, Help Required With Fish Numbers

Hi all,

I'm relatively new to this so need some help on fish numbers. I setup a tank with driftwood and sand-like substrate (very fine gravel). It is around 54 litres (roughly 15 gallons). I put 2 zebra loaches in it last week (it had been running before that for over a month). I'm continuously monitoring the water to make sure that ammonia, nitrites or nitrates don't spike (so far so good). The pH level is around 7.8.

I read that zebra loaches like to stay in groups of minimum 3 so I'm thinking of putting another zebra loach in. I am aware that my tank might be a bit too small for them so when they will grow bigger my plan is to move them to a bigger tank.

I also want to put some fancy guppies since I really like the way they look and their bioload should be relatively light. I'm thinking of putting around 8 guppies.

Eventually I will also need something to contain the algae and white fungus that is growing on my driftwood ... perhaps a shrimp or an otto ... but this I will introduce later on.

So, my question is ... are 3 zebra loaches, 8 guppies and an algae-eater too much for an aquarium my size?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-16-2018, 12:14 PM
You may want to look up "". You can put in all your parementers and than choose the fish you want. It will then show you whether your selection is good or not. I use it all the time.

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