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Old 09-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Am i over stocked

Hey guys I have a 55 gallon aquarium and was wondering if I am overstocked

I have:
1 rainbow shark
1 albino bristlenose pleco
2 flame dwarf gouramis
10 tiger barbs

Is this overstocked and if not I would love to add some loaches
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:06 AM   #2
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Hey guys I have a 55 gallon aquarium and was wondering if I am overstocked

I have:
1 rainbow shark
1 albino bristlenose pleco
2 flame dwarf gouramis
10 tiger barbs

Is this overstocked and if not I would love to add some loaches
If you are getting the tiger barbs dont even bother getting anything else unless you like watching fishes getting slaughtered
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:22 AM   #3
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If you are getting the tiger barbs dont even bother getting anything else unless you like watching fishes getting slaughtered
This can be true but its a 55g tank. With adequate hiding places and plants/decor it can be diverted easily. Not all tiger barbs are killing machines. Id be more worried about the rainbow shark.

The shark will take up a pretty big space in the 55g
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:01 AM   #4
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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Depends on what loaches...
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:03 AM   #6
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It said with my current stock I could add 12 kuhlis and I would be about 90% full
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:04 AM   #7
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And yes I would have plenty of plants and hiding places

With three polka dot loaches and 12 kuhlis I am 106% full
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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What do u guys think
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:20 AM   #9
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Nearly everyone is over stocked to some extent

It managing the water that counts

We don't keep fish we keep water bad water = dead fish
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Nearly everyone is over stocked to some extent

It managing the water that counts

We don't keep fish we keep water bad water = dead fish
Well said
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:43 AM   #11
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Nearly everyone is over stocked to some extent

It managing the water that counts

We don't keep fish we keep water bad water = dead fish
Yes well said but for those of you reading this, it doesnt mean go out and put 50 fish in your 20g tank just because you change the water weekly. Its just a phrase and by no means should you overstock your tank.
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Yes. Nuff said
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Yes well said but for those of you reading this, it doesnt mean go out and put 50 fish in your 20g tank just because you change the water weekly. Its just a phrase and by no means should you overstock your tank.
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The 1" per gal rule is total rubbish

If it was true I could have 1000" of fish but I have about 250" and I would class my tank as over stocked

It's what you feel comfy with

Most people myself included get a what we class as a big tank and our stocking levels go up

For example if we have a 55g we keep smallish fish then we get a 125g and we think we can keep every fish in the store
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T1karnann is right
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So with my current stock and plenty of hiding places how many kuhlis and angelious botias loaches would you say is appropriate
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So with my current stock and plenty of hiding places how many kuhlis and angelious botias loaches would you say is appropriate
5 each would be good
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Ok thanks everyone who responded
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Also I am doing a 20 devoted to German blue rams and was wondering how many I could put in also I want to breed them
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:31 PM   #20
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Just the pair, and maybe a school of fish and some khuli loaches.
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