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Old 04-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Too much of a good thing?

Hi, I would like your input. I recently boght a 3gal tank, and I think I might have over stocked it.... I have four snails, five ghosts shrimp, three black fin tetras, an albino plecostomus, and five small plants. Its been about a month, and they all seem pretty happy and active. I'm moving in two months, so I kinda wait to upgrade the tank, but I don't want to endanger any of them.
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I think I missed what the question was. Are you wondering how to transfer them from the old tank to the new one?
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Sorry, I guess I rambled. Lol I'm wondering if I have too many fish in the tank.
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For a three gallon yes. Also debending on the type plecos can get to two foot and more.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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I know the plecos can get large, but I plan to upgrade to a 55gal tank my mom has sitting in the garage. The plecos is only about 3/4 of an inch big.
Do you think They will make it in the 3gal tank for two months?
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Providing you do regular water changes they will survive.
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I don't. I think the bio load will make it impossible to cycle which will means constant contact with ammonia and nitrIte.
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I agree with cynic. I wouldn't think they will survive unless you do some often water changes and still there it's a risk. You will need to do water changes of 50-70% daily, if not more often. You're also risking to stunt the pleco.
You could temporarily re-home them or just the pleco until you get a bigger tank running.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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I'll start testing the water daliy. I'll hit up petco on their dollar per gallon day (30gal?). Thanks for the info guys!
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I'll start testing the water daliy. I'll hit up petco on their dollar per gallon day (30gal?). Thanks for the info guys!
That would be a much better improvement and better for the fish.
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That sale is going on right now. Till the 27th I think? Somewhere around then
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:46 PM   #12
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Cool thanks!
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #13
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I ended up with a 20gal, but my fish look really happy.
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