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Is my 37 g planted tank overstocked?

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Vincenia, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Vincenia

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    I have a 37 gallon planted tank, with a bunch of fish, only about 3-4 fish are large. The 2 angelfish, a common sailfin pleco and gold gourmai are the only large fish, the rest are 4-2 inches in length. I don't remember any names of the plants I have in the tank.


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    This is my 37 galllon, I got like over 20 swordtails [the orange fish], 4 fullgrown male swordtail, 5 guppies, 5 catfish [2 corys, 2 south african bumblebees, 1 upsidedown] , 2 angels, 1 gourmai, 5 black neon tetras, 1 female betta, 2 plecos [one is tiny], and 1 ruby shark which is also called a rainbow shark.

    I have a Marineland filter and heater on the tank, i change the carbon every few weeks. The temp is 72-74, but in the summer its 76-78.

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    You are definitely pushing it with that bio load on a penguin 200 filter.

    2 things:

    1. Keep the temp between 76-78 all the time, Angels do like warmer water.

    2. Get either a larger filter or a second one of the same size. There is never too much filtration.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Well I am going to give away most of the swordtails in a week or so. Theres no room on the back of the tank for another filter.
     
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    My aunt is going to take some of them after they get over their fin rot. :[ The rest I may take to a small petstore.
     
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    Yes you definitely are overstocked. The angel fish by themselves get pretty big. You have to take into account 1 inch of fish per gallon of water. You have to take into account how big the fish will get before you purchase them. I have a 36 gallon tank and only keep approx 25 fish in the tank keeping in mind the size they will mature to. Good luck!
     
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    The one angelfish is already full grown, i had her in a 29 gallon for nearly 2 years. The gourmai and shark are full grown to.
     
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    Right and they are big fish you say you have 20 swordtails as well as other fish I would say you are overstocked.
     
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    Well my fish don't seem to be stressed in any way.
     
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    Ok...so is your sig correct and you no longer have 20 swordtail fish? Looks like you still have over 20 fish in the tank how many fry are in there? Am surprised your other fish aren't eating them. How are your water parameters?
     
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