2 Much Or 2 Little?

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zophie

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Well recently I had a major break out of Columnaris in my planted 20 gal.
3 fish died... a pare of Electric Blue Rams, and a Silver-Tip Tetra. Before these fish died, my tank was quite overstocked, or so I think. This was the originale stock for a planted 20 gal.

6 x Silver-Tip Tetras
6 x Platys
2 x Electric Blue Rams
2 x BN Pleco

Then, about 6 months later, this is the stock after 3 fish dying:

5 x Silver-Tip Tetras
6 x Platys
2 x BN Pleco

So is my tank no longer overstocked? I do weekly water changes, and have an AquaClear External Power Filter 30.

Any thoughts?

Thanks, Zophie :)
 

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Your orginal stock numbers weren't too bad, I don't think. If I were to do it over again I would take out the two platies and add another pair of Rams.
 

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I would say that it is not overstocked, but that it is too small for bristlenoses. Personally, I would have gone for the following stock:
10× Silver-Tip Tetras
2× Blue Rams
6× Otos or dwarf/pigmy Corys
 

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Your original tank stocking was a little bit too much but only because of the Platys which are quite chunky. Here's what I would do:
6 x Silver-Tip Tetras
2 x Honey Gourami
2 x Electric Blue Rams
2 x Bulldog/Pitbull Pleco
 
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zophie

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Thankyou all for the replys! I don't think I will add or take any fish out... what do you think?> Should I keep the stocking as it is now?
 

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