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Old 11-10-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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How many is too many???

Hi,

I bought a second hand 160l tropical aquarium and it came with some fish, there are some tetras and 17 bristle nose plecos. They range in size and there are 3 males although one is young and 5 fully grown females with the rest being young. They have been breeding but I just wonder if there are too many of them??

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Old 11-10-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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Yeah, they will probably continue to spawn. With that many females you run the risk of being overwhelmed with fry. They are quite prolific and produce large numbers of fry.

Adult males are also somewhat territorial.
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Thank you. Do you think I'll be ok to keep them all there for now until they do start to breed? They haven't bred whilst I've had them yet as only been a few days but they have been before, regularly!


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I would keep an eye on them for now. You definitely can't keep that many long-term.

They are a great little fish and should be easy to sell.
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Brilliant, I'll keep an eye then and see how things go. Appreciate the advice


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