Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Too much livestock?
I have a ten gallon aquarium with three black devil snails, two mystery snails, one nerite snail, and seven red neon blue eye rainbow fish.
I wouldn't have this much livestock except the place I order from is really generous with freebies. I have only ordered one black devil, one mystery, one nerite, and 6 rainbows, but they're the fish shop that just keeps on giving.
My question is, do I have too many animals to maintain stability and health in the tank? Everything seems to be doing fine, and I perform weekly water changes of about 30-50% water volume, but I was still wanting a few amanos and now I'm thinking that's probably way too high a bioload and too cramped for the little guys.
Let me know what you guys think.
Here's my setup:
AquaClear 30 filter with a sponge on bottom and biomax rings on top
Nicrew BrightLED light
CO2 injection with diffuser (1.5ish bps, drop checker staying green throughout the injection period)
About 71 degrees with heater
Plants: Java fern, ludwigia repens, dwarf lily, christmas moss, pygmy chain sword, and dwarf baby tears
Animals: 3 black devil snails, 2 mystery snails, 1 nerite snail, and 7 red neon, blue eye rainbows.