Need Advice With Fish

reevolutionrock

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Hello.  I have 4 African banned barbs, 4 zebra danios, a 3 inch redtail, 2 silver tipped tetras, and 1 dwarf pleco.  I have a 30 gallon tank that's in very good shape.    All fish are healthy.  I need advice though.  My tank, though active, visually looks a tad empty.  My question is, given the eventual matured size of these fish, can i afford to put more fish in?.....i wanted more middle or top swimmers to add a bit more animation to the tank.  But i don't want to overcrowd my tank because i want them all to remain healthy.  What do you think?
 

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Redtail? Shark or catfish? They both are unsuitable for that tank. What type of dwarf Pleco? If you rehome the Redtail I'd make the danio, tetra and barbs numbers up to 7 each.
 
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Shark.  And ill be relocating the shark once it matures more.  I dont plan on housing it in a 30 gallon once its full grown. and i cant remember on the pleco.  
 

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Common Plecos can get quite large so you need to be careful. Otherwise, I Agee with TallTree, increase the numbers of your danios, tetras and barbs. They'll look nicer in the tank and they'll be much happier and less stressed.
 
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i know.  The lady at the pet store said the specific dwarf pleco i got would grow to about 5 inches.  Which is why i ultimately bought him cause again, i don't want to overcrowd my tank.  And though my smaller fish numbers aren't the optimal 7 each, they still seem happy and healthy as if they were in higher number.  They play, swim actively, and eat a combination of things to promote good protein intake and balanced nutrition.  But i believe my question is answered, a probably shouldn't add anymore fish currently while my redtail is in the tank, due to the size he grows too.  So.....thanks     
 

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