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Old 07-01-2011, 02:32 PM   #11
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I have a 90L - 20gallon tank with 2 angels, 1 ghost knife, 1 glass catfish, 1 flying fox, 4 rainbow tetras, 2 silver dollars, 1 kissing gourami, 2 flame gouramis and 2 neon tetras (use to be 10 but i believe this death rate is normal). I've lost 1 kissing gourami (from a dodgy shop i think - i'll not go back), 1 glass catfish (wrong food, floating flake works really well for my other fish and he fun to watch eating - a bit like the old space invader game) and a flying fox (in too early). I haven't tested my water but am doing a partial water change every other day now.
welcome to AA,sorry to tell you,but your tank is horribly overstocked.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:25 PM   #12
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Maybe u can upgrade soon kinda gives u an excuse
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somewhere i read a clculation on the surface area of the tank versus the length of fish and i'm only two thirds of the way there. my fish are 23 1/2" long in total and the tanks supposedly allows 34". Here's hoping because i have nowhere else to put them!!!
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That calculation is nice in theory .. but it's really meant as a guide. The one inch per fish rule goes right out the window with certain fish ... like goldfish for example. Your fish will grow and will have an increased bio-load, meaning the water will become more and more polluted / dirty.

An upgrade in tank size will be necessary, or rehome some of your stock. What type of filtration do you have? That's another factor ... and a VERY important one ...... to also consider when looking at stocking an aquarium.

See below for signs of fish poisoning ... just things to look out for.
Fish Poop and You: A Primer - Aquarium Forum

Also get the API test master kit and let us know your parameters .. ammo, nitrite, nitrate an pH so we can better assist you.

GOOD LUCK!
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i'm no expert but surely it will take up to a decade to reach these sizes? plenty of time to up grade.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:03 PM   #15
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i'm no expert but surely it will take up to a decade to reach these sizes? plenty of time to up grade.
no,most fish reach full size fairly quickly.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:08 PM   #16
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i'm no expert but surely it will take up to a decade to reach these sizes? plenty of time to up grade.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:15 PM   #17
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i'm no expert but surely it will take up to a decade to reach these sizes? plenty of time to up grade.
dude,you just posted that.and its wrong.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:25 PM   #18
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i'm no expert but surely it will take up to a decade to reach these sizes? plenty of time to up grade.
Allot of fish can grow .5-1.5" a month depending on the type of fish.
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