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  1. bettafishlover86

    How do I cycle a tank?

    Ok, so I am in a pretty sticky situation here. My 5-gallon fish tank broke, so I had to go to the store and get a 3.5-gallon fish tank for my male betta fish, 2 neon tetras, otocinclus catfish, and 2 ghost shrimp. Now I have a very tiny overstocked aquarium. I am pretty new to the hobby, and I...
  2. bettafishlover86

    Broken fish tank need help ASAP!!!

    Hi, just a few months ago I got a top fin 5-gallon aquarium for my pet betta fish. Today, I got a crack in the bottom and had to put my betta fish, otocinclus cat, two neon tetras, and two ghost shrimp in a 3.5-gallon tank. On Christmas, I am getting a 29-gallon fish tank. WIll my fish make it...
  3. Tacocat

    Is it possible to upgrade my built in filter to handle more waste for my Fluval Spec 5 gallon?

    I have a fluvial spec 5, and I obviously didn't do my research because 2 weeks in I already have 10 life forms in it, and an algae bloom. I'm afraid I overstocked my tank and my parents won't let me return any fish due to the fact that we bought them. For this reason, I'm seeing if I can upgrade...
  4. Barry Tetra

    Fishes weird behavior

    Hi again. I haven’t posted for almost a week now, I have ton of exams...and probably not be online as much as I used to, back to the topic, There’s this nightmare 53 gal tank that have 2 plecos, an angelfish, 2 kubotai loaches, clownloach and a silver dollar. I normally do a daily water...
  5. Barry Tetra

    Help with stocking problem

    This is the tank I have 55 Gals; 4 discus and 3 angelfish 55 Gals; 3 common pleco, 1 (L001) pleco and 3 black ghost knifefish and 3 kubotai loaches (cant find them on day time) 17 Gals; 2 rosy barbs 3 swordtail and 1 mollies and a ram cichlid 20 Gals; 1 oranda and red cap goldfish 5 Gals betta...
  6. FishDude15423123

    Help Im New to fishkeeping

    Hi My first question shall be is my 10 gallon tank overstocked i have 2 dwarf gouramis 1 kuhli loach a swordtail a white tetra and a emerald green cory cat? I believe so but I want to make sure :)
  7. L

    Cory catfish chasing Molly

    Hi, I’m new to this forum this is my first thread so I’m sorry if I’m doing this wrong, hopefully you guys can help and I’ll learn along the way. Anyways, I recently noticed my peppered Cory cat chasing around the largest fish in my tank which is my female black molly. It doesn’t seem to be...
  8. Gina_TheBetta

    Plenty of Platys

    I have 2 female betta and 5 platys (2 orange 3 red wags, 3 males 3 females). I adore female fish. They're in my 20 gallon. Then I have one female betta, 2 cherry barbs and 3 albino cherries. 3 cherry shrimp 3 ember tetras and 3 snails. I dont know why I got pairs of 3, I just did. I feel I'm...
  9. R

    is my tank overstocked? if not what centerpiece fish should i add?

    i have so far in a 10 gallon tank 5x rio flame tetras 4x amano shrimp 2x nerite snails alot of plants
  10. M

    Is My 46G Tank Over Stocked Or Can I Add More?

    I currently have the following in a bow front 46G tank that was already cycled: 7 balloon mollies 1 platy 4 mollies 8 tetra glofish 2 dwarf gouramis Both pet stores told me we could add up to 35 fish around the size we have, but upon reading some of the forums I've become skeptical of...
  11. Dmbandstef

    Overstocked Tank?

    Hello. I have a 55 gallon tank with an aquaclear 70 filter. Currently, my stock is this: 1 rainbow shark 1 blue acara 6 black skirt tetras 6 giant danios 3 (soon to be 4) green cory cats Now, they are all juvies so for now I am all set, but when they are adults my tank will be over stocked. I...
  12. M


    I just wanted your guys' opinions because a local Waterstones has a small tank in the kids' section and to me it looks too small for the fish it has in. Obviously i dont have precise measurements but comparing it with my own 70l tank id guess its a 50 litre at most and quite tall.  It has the...
  13. N

    2.5 Biotope?

    So just today I ordered a 2.5 aqueon betta bow. I plan on heavily planting it with a few pieces of driftwood. So I'd originally planned on trying to cheat the cycling process by using a water change from an established tank, and adding some of the gravel or sand from one of my other aquariums...
  14. N

    10 Gallon Overstocked

    Hey guys, I have 10, 20, and 30 gallon aquariums. The 20 and 30 are fully stocked, same with the 10. The 10 has 6 harlequin rasboras, and 1 betta. I know most people are like that's perfectly stocked or some might even say overstocked, but I really want to add a few more fish. Would it be...
  15. N

    Overstocked? Final Thoughts On My 20 Gal....

    So in my 20 gallon this is what I currently have. X4 sterbai corydoras X1 schwartzi corydoras X3 cardinal tetra X1 opaline gourami X 1 dalmation Molly X1 betta. I know I'm poorly and possibly overstocked as far as compatibility and schools go. In a few days Ill be adding my betta to the 10g...
  16. N

    Is My 20 Gallon Overstocked?

    Is my 20 gallon overstocked? I currently have 6 cardinal tetras, 3 sterbai corycats, 1 schwartzi corycat, 1 opaline gourami, 1 dalmation Molly. Is this overstocked? I really want a German blue ram(s) so I was thinking of moving the Molly and gourami into an empty 30 gallon once I purchase it..
  17. S

    Is My Tank Over Stocked

    Hey everyone Just wondering if my tank is over stocked I have a 60g tank : Fish 2 bala 3 rosealine sharks 1 flying fox fish 16 neon tetras 6 phantom tetras 11Cory's 2 clown plecos 1 hill stream loach 6 clown loaches The tanks has been running for 1 1/2 months and everything has been checked...