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Old 08-06-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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can i do it?

Hi

My 18gallon tank has:
7 platys
2 otos
2 africain dwarf frogs
8-10 ghost shrimp

Am I getting too overstocked ?

I (meaning my daughter) really want to add one more, something a little different any advice?

Thanks
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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I'd put in a dwarf or pearl gourami
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Platys reproduce at a rapid rate - not quite as prolific as guppies, but close - so that might soon affect your stocking. My daughter started with 4 platys in a 20g and there are now several generation of fish in her tank. She thought she'd purchased all males, but is now better at determining the gender of her fish!
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Platys are livebearers so they are a little heavier on the bioload. I would say you are close to stocked if not there already. What are the dimensions of this tank? Is it tall or long?
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I'd put in a dwarf or pearl gourami
I don't think a pearl gourami would fit in that tank. I would say the tank is at it's limit, you may be able to add a dwarf gourami though.
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Thanks for the input, for now I think the aquarium will stay as is, we really don't want the issues with overstocking.
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