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So I've heard that fish help to fertilize low tech tanks, and that you can keep a lot of fish in high-tech tanks. Also small fish have a really light bio-load? I have:

1 opaline gourami
4 black skirt tetras
4 neons
5 harlequin rasboras
2 albino cories
2 misc. brown cories
1 otto

Is this tank overstocked? Or is it good?
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You failed to mention what size tank they're in.
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Oh. Whoops. 29g.
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I'd say you're maxed.

Personally I'd rehome the black skirt tetras and get a few more Neons and Harlequins.





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This sight helped me a lot:

http://aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?A...engthUnit=inch

I used it more to a "guide-line", but it said my stocking for my 29g was at 80%, and I'm quite happy with that.

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Wow thanks! It says my gourami is too aggressive for my other fish, though. But on the contrary, he is quite peaceful. I think I may either add 2 more otos for algea control or relocate my single oto and get some amano shrimp. I am also going to add 1 more neon, because I had 5.
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Wow thanks! It says my gourami is too aggressive for my other fish, though. But on the contrary, he is quite peaceful. I think I may either add 2 more otos for algea control or relocate my single oto and get some amano shrimp. I am also going to add 1 more neon, because I had 5.
that site you can use as a very rough guide.
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Wow thanks! It says my gourami is too aggressive for my other fish, though. But on the contrary, he is quite peaceful. I think I may either add 2 more otos for algea control or relocate my single oto and get some amano shrimp. I am also going to add 1 more neon, because I had 5.
You may want to go for more otos as i have a feeling that amanos would get chomped.
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Who would chomp the amanos?
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i wouldnt worry about it.
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Gouramis are pretty infamous for eating shrimp. It would be a costly snack.

If you want to test your fish to see if he will shrimp, I would get a couple cheap glass shrimp.

I have six otos in my 29g, and IMO they are much more interesting in a group. Otos are social fish, and you should keep atleast three of them. They are a low bioload fish, so getting a couple more shouldn't be much of an impact on your tank.

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amanos are much larger than glass shrimp. adults can become larger than neons
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I have two female Amano shrimp that top off at around 2.5"-3" Monster Amano's they are lol my Males are about 1.5-2" max.
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