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Old 02-17-2020, 02:52 AM   #1
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Over stocked tank??

Hello everybody. I have a 10 gallon tank that is mildly planted. I have 3 black mollys, 3 white skirted tetras, and 2 female bettas (the other was rehomed, and these two get along extremely well), and two ghost shrimp. I was given two out of the three black mollys recently, and I am now concered that my fish tank is overstocked. I had a 10 gallon filter, but I just purchased a 40 gallon filter, and I do 35% water changes twice a week. What does everyone think? If my tank is overstocked, which I do believe it is, which fish should i rehome? (I am thinking of rehoming the white skirt tetras, since they nip anyways.) Thank you for your advice in advanced.
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Yes you are overstocked. Mollies need like 30 gallons and the skirt tetras need enough room to be in a group of 6 (maybe 20g).
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Hello Emma...

As long as you're following an aggressive water change routine, your tank should be fine. I would gradually work up to the point you're removing half the tank water twice a week.

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Thank you both for your advice. I was able to rehome the white skirt tetras! I appreciate the quick replys.
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