This is my first time posting, so please excuse me if I have broken any etiquette rules here.
Based on the photo of my tank, do you think that this many plants requires CO2
injections? I’ve added fertilizer and there is 11 fish (zebra danios and neon tetras), 2 Bristlenose Plecos, 2 Nerite snails, 2 assassin snails (there are pest snails also), 3 Amano shrimp, and 4 red cherry shrimp, so I figured the high bio load would provide sufficient nutrients for the plants, but I would like your opinions too.
The plants include water sprite, java moss, java ferns, Marimo moss balls, Aponogeton crispus, nomaphila stricta, and another I’m not quite sure the name (tall stem with lots of short leaves). Also, if you think my tank is overcrowded (not enough space for the fish), please let me know - the tank is about 17.5 gallons.
Thank you for any and all advice. If you would like additional information, please let me know.