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Old 03-10-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Hi all first time fish owner

Hi my name I Melvin I have a ten gal tank with 3rainbow plattys 2 Micky mouse plattys an 5red plattys hope you all can help me keep them going strong
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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Hi my name I Melvin I have a ten gal tank with 3rainbow plattys 2 Micky mouse plattys an 5red plattys hope you all can help me keep them going strong
I'm pretty sure that's way to much for a 10...
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I'm pretty sure that's way to much for a 10...
10 gallons, so thats 37 liters. 10 platties. surely if you have a good filter, and the fish look happy, then surely its ok.

im no expert (obviously) but i do read alot of facts and figures regarding tank size and quantity of fish, and it all seems so variable. everyone seems to have a different opinion on the topic.

IMO if you have a good filter (or 2) and you ammonia levels are at 0ppm, do weekly 20-30% partial water changes and vacuum the substrate at the same time, feed only as much as the fish can eat in a short time, then there should be no reason these fish wont be happy and healthy.
It would be interesting to hear others opinions on the topic of quantity vs tank size. If the filter/s is doing a good job, and all the bio-load is taken care of what are the other limiting factors?

Congrats on the tank btw. But be warned, most cant stop at just one.
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I agree, overstocked for a 10 gal. Platys are messy fish with a high bioload. How long has the tank been set up? You might want to give these articles a read. Welcome to AA by the way!

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Welcome to AA IMO you are way over stocked for a 10gal. Bigger tank !!!!
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thanks all had the tank for 3 months now i have a eheim quick vac for cleaning the tank they seem hapy a full of life so i hope they are fine i plane on investing in a canister filter from eheim soon
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