Jump to content

Over Stocking


Recommended Posts

Have a Fluval Flex 15 with the following fish and plants

7 Neon Tetras, 3 Rummy Nosed Tetras, 3 Kuhli Loaches, 3 otos, and 1 SAE

Vallisneria spanning the entire back of tank, 4 crypts, 1 Amazon sword, and Java moss on a piece of spiderwood (moss turning brown) 

Nitrates hover around 5-10, Ammonia 0, Nitrites 0. Co2 injected and dose with Easy Green twice a week and iron and potassium once a week.

Is it over stocked? There are points where I feel like I need to add more macro and micros because they’re low. Tested for Phosphorus, which has been low as well. 

Is this the case because most of the fish in the tank are considered low bioload fish?





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmmm I think without the SAE it wouldn't be overstocked because they grow HUGE. Mine is like 4 inches right now and getting close to 5 in my 29 gallon. Also another thing about the SAE is the poop a TON. Every time I see mine he is pooping. Yours seems on the smaller side right now but he will grow huge so if you have a bigger tank I would think about rehoming him. Otherwise you should be fine. Keep a close check on your Ammonia and Nitrites then you should be fine. Have a great weekend!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...