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Old 01-16-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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Overstocked Tank?

Hi I was just wondering whether I had overstocked my tank or not.
The tank is 22 litres, which is about 5.8 gallons and has a bunch of silk plants and decor in it. Anywho, in it I have a siamese fighter fish, three neon tetras and an albino cory. The betta is quite peaceful and doesn't bother the other fish at all. I have had these fish in the tank for a few days now.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:30 AM   #2
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I'd think so... How big is your Cory now ?
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:38 AM   #3
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Yeah i think a tank that small should usually only hold 2-3 small fish. Also I think cories need bigger tanks than your other fish
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:43 AM   #4
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The cory is about 2 and a half centimetres I think.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:58 AM   #5
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its only big enough for the betta. both the other fish need more swimming room and more of their own kind to feel comfortable.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:03 AM   #6
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Okay, thankyou for your advice. I'll try and get a 10 gallon tank asap for the tetras and the cory.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:24 AM   #7
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i would look into at least a 20 long or 29, 10 isn't going to cut it
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:29 AM   #8
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A 20 would be FAR better but a 10 would be acceptable.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:24 AM   #9
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Yup...neons and cory cats should be in groups of at least 5, but the more the better. A 20g tank with 8 neons and 6 cory cat would be a nice start.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:09 AM   #10
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Even better than a 20, a 20 long, gives you more options
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