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Overstocked?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by missjeannie, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. missjeannie

    missjeannie Mostly New Member

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    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 following fish in:
    3 yellow labs
    2 chequered julie
    1 krib
    4 fish i dont recognise but they look like pale white, slightly smaller than the yellow labs but a similar shape
     
    I dont know anything about these fish so I just wanted your opinion before i made any enquiry with their staff because the tank looks overstocked to my untrained eyes! Thanks!
     
     
  2. Blondielovesfish

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    That is too small a tank size for those fish. Most cichlids need a minimum tank size of 30 gallons at least.
     
  3. missjeannie

    missjeannie Mostly New Member

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    Thanks I thought so :( I think I'll talk to the staff about it then!
     
  4. the_lock_man

    the_lock_man Smart Homes System Specialist
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    My local one used to have one, which had a parrot, some yellow labs, and a common plec. They got shot of it a year or so ago.
     
    Did your used to be an Ottakars, before Waterstones took it over? The one in Portsmouth did, I wonder if it's something that Ottakars thought was a good idea, and Waterstones are slowly trying to remove?
     
  5. Wills

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    The one local to me has had fish for years and always been a waterstones so dont think its unusual for them - always in a shocking condition and massively over stocked. Its nice for the kids though so who really cares :/ grrrr grumble grumble....
     
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  6. missjeannie

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    Mine was an Ottakars (I remember because they added a P to the front of the sign before a harry potter release night!) but the tank only went in a year ago when it had been a waterstones for a while. im going to speak with the staff who are friendly because those fish look stressed and sad to me :(
     

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