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Old 06-08-2006, 01:42 PM   #11
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It is also a timebomb waiting to explode. It isnt a matter of IF it will happen, but WHEN it will happen.
Ditto. That many fish in that tank is way too much. I have a 30 gallon and am hesitant to even add ONE other fish with my clowns.

Gina, I too agree with the angel OR the school or chromis. Personally, I like the chromis idea better. Angels are nice, but sensitive. I think you'd get more enjoyment out of a school. What about Pajama Cardinalfish?


I am fairly positive that they should be just fine in your 30 gallon, in a small school (3 or so). Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


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Wow, you read my mind, Devillishturtles. I had decided on pajama cardinals but am not certain if I should do 2 or 3. I've heard uneven numbers. I do a 15-20%water change every week and the cards are small so I think 3 might be okay if I keep tabs on the water.

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I know that this is totally crazy but I have a friend that has a 30g long tank and she has 10fish in it, 2 of which are a yellow tang and a sailfin. She also has a maroon clown in there. All three big fish. The weird thing about it is it has been over stocked this way for about six months. She has had no deaths and no illness.
this is very poor practice. Please do not confuse the issue of "bioload" with that of choosing the appropriate fish for the appropriate tank. This has clearly not been done in this case.
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seriously, the issue with the this gentleman's tank is bioload. I would recomend either or, but If he was willing to keep up on water changes then it is possible to stock both. I must admit I have a 29 gallon that is what would be considered over stocked BUT I do tons of water changes and that goes a long ways. I would definitly recomend doing one or the other but the caveat does exist.

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