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Am I over stocked?

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Konyaa · 29/10/2016 13:54

We have a 90 litre tank that's about 3 years established. It is beautiful and crystal clear with no health algae or smell issues.

My question is, is it overstocked?

We currently have -

PLANTS - Anubias Nana, Amazon Sword, Java Fern on Bogwood, Java Moss on rock, Elodea - they plants are all clumps of 3/4 plants and a large part of the tank looks like a forest.

OBJECTS - A huge shipwreck, a Chinese castle, a canoe, a stone castle - most of this is in the less foresty area


2 Endler Guppies
2 Male Guppies
5 tetras
3 cherry barbs
2 mollies
2 dwarf guaramis
1 massive pleco that's adult size and sucks the walls at night
1zebra snail

Too many in there? The fish have tons of space to hide and therefore don't hide much.

Am I over stocked?
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froglou · 29/10/2016 22:16

If you didn't have the pleco you'd be perfectly stocked. (Rough estimate as I don't know what tetras they are)

However depending on the type of pleco you could potentially be massively over stocked, if it's a bristle nose you're only overstocked by probably about 10cm, if it's a "regular" pleco potentially you're overstocked by about 30cm.

Konyaa · 29/10/2016 22:58

Thanks. So wondering what should i do. Nobody's ill. Tank is fine, fish are happy,haven't yet had any issues.

Should I try to re home pleco anyway?.

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