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Old 03-05-2021, 07:08 PM   #1
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Is my tank overstocked?

Is this tank overstocked? Thereís 5 neons 6 cherry barbs 3 male 3 female, thereís two ghost catfish and a dwarf gourami and 3 dwarf crayfish. Itís a 9gal fluval flex all these fish are new. the guys at the pet store said itís good but I just wanna know for sure. They seem to get along fine the barbs and neons school and everything eats. The tank is planted with drift wood
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The guys from the pet store sold you for business, what you have is very bad, there is incompatibility of species and insufficient space. I suggest choosing between the neon or the ghost catfish, and I think you can keep your cherry barbs but I wouldn't recommend it. Besides returning everything else to the store of course. By the way, neons are delicate fish and they are also school fish, they require a minimum of 10-12 individuals.
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What am I able to put in there I would like to keep at least one crayfish but Iím fine with returning the fish if itís not compatible
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To be honest I don't know much about the behavior of these crabs but I know stories about how they can eat fish. So I wouldn't leave them in the tank.
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Yeah, that's alot of fish for a nano tank. Esp to say it was OK to add them all at once in a new tank...
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I returned everything and got an adult dwarf puffer. I talked to another guy for awhile and learned a lot of stuff. His family owns the store so he sets up all the tanks and told me heíd been in the hobby for 8 years. I showed him a video of the tank and he agreed that it was overstocked. So thanks for the input I love the puffer his name is Plumley because heís green and reminds me of the army the way he patrols the tank (sergeant major Plumley from we were soldiers) lol
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