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Old 11-15-2003, 01:06 AM   #1
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Am I overstocked?

Hey guys/gals...

Please read my specs below. Do you think I have too much fish per gallon? I'm worried that I have too much fish, and not enough room.

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I would definately remove the sailfin tang as he needs at least 125 gallons or more to be happy.....they get 15 inches long and prolly even taller than that..
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Oh, and BTW-

Since I'm further along in my tank's life, I'm thinking of selling back 3 of the damsels to the LFS. I hate to admit it, but I kinda used the damsels for their durability. Is that wrong? My wife thinks I shouldn't do that. She says that if I intend to purchase a fish, then I should keep it for as long as it lives. What is the aquarium enthusiast's general code of ethics?
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The tang SHOULD NOT be in a 45 Gallon tank IMO, I'd get rid of all but one or two of the damsels and buy a center piece such as a dwarf angel and one more fish rated for your size tank ie. shrimp goby and a pistol shrimp to live symbiotically together or a friedmani psuedochromis. BTW, fish don't live long or happily in an overcrowded tank.
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I agree with the other posters on the tang issue, FWIW, I have returned several fish because of temperment problems, this would certainly include damsels.
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