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paddy paddy is offline
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Default Stocking levels

Do you think Im over stocked ?
Evasion Evo Horizon 100 Bow Silver (170L) 100 cm

8 danios
10 neons
4 rainbows
2 black molleys
2 sail fin molleys
4 tiger barbs
1 female betta
6 dwarf gourmis
2 cat fish
6 mixed plattys
Variety of live plants and rocks
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Are your refferring to the tank in your signature? If so 170 liters is 44.95 gallons. So we will round that to 45 gallons. All of your fish round to about 56 inches in all. So you are overstocked,just by a long run. But if you have exellent filteration,then your fish will be fine. Just be sure to change 25% of the water ever 9 days. So the nitrates and bio filteration will not build up. The live plants are really helping you alot too. What type do you have?
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"every 9 days" Where did you come up with that one??
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Hi Paddy Can you please tell us if your tank has fully cycled, how long has the tank been established? This is very important.

If the tank isn't cycled you will have problems - but if it is, I do feel that you are still overstocked - even if you have excellent filtration as alex mentioned, doesn't mean that fish will always be fine - space is also a big issue & needs to be taken into consideration. Often tanks eg: 170 ltrs - don't necessarily hold that much water because you have to allow for gravel/decor etc. which take up water space, so it will probably hold less than 170 ltrs. Just wondering how often do you do p.w.changes btw?

I feel that you may have problems having the betta with dwarf gouramis & tiger barbs & aggression may be an issue. You mentioned in another post about your male betta, it could also have been caused by the other fish & not just the female bettas.

If you have male/female livebearers you will also get fry & the danios will breed like crazy as well. so you may end up with a lot more fish!

It does sound like a lovely tank though paddy!

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