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Old 01-08-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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how many fishies???

Hello!!!! first of all, I'm new here, so I'd like to say "hi"!!! okay, now about the fishies. I currently have a 55 gal freshwater community tank established about a year ago. Its my first "real" tank so we started with basic easy fish. Well, now my hubby and I want to switch these fish to a 20 gal and put big fish in my 55 gal. So, heres the question...freshwater fish I currently have are as follows
5 cory cats
1 rubber lip pleco
1 black molly
6 neons
3 danios
1 black khouli loach
2 african dwarf frogs
3 guppies
I used to have more, almost a full tank, but i bought some guppies at petsmart that were diseased and they killed some of mine =( so, do I have too many fish here to put in a 20 gal? I know that general rule of thumb is 1 inch per gallon and this is roughly 34 inches of fish but I had heard that neons don't really count. any and all advice welcome! thanks for reading and hope to get to know you all soon
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I think you could get away with those fish in the 20 gal if you stay on top of water changes
Also by "big" fish what do you mean?
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I agree, that number will be fine in a 20. BTW Neons most definately do count when assessing your bioload.

Echo Jason's question, what kind of fish are you looking at stocking in the 55?
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not sure yet. probably a species tank of some sort. thanks for the advice! and for setting me straight with the small fish!
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