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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Stocking limit questions...

So i have a 20 gallon tank with 1 golden wonder killi, 7 silver tipped tetras, 1 bristle nose pleco, and 4 ghost shrimp.....i was wondering if i could get any cherry red shrimp for my tank....but i dont want to over stock....can some one help me.....Thanks
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think you are ok for stocking...if you use the 1 fish/per gallon rule your fine, and i would imagine for shrimp that would prob. equate to 4+ per gallon...

so currently your at about 1 fish/per 2 gallon...i'm no expert, so i'd wait to hear back from some others...i'd think your good to add some cherry's
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Thnks for the input, ill keep looking into it anybody else?????
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Your bristle-nose is probably putting out more waste than all the other fish put together. Still, it seems you're within a reasonable range.

How much you can get away with depends more on your filtration and plant load than on a certain number of inches or fish per gallon.
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Well i have a lot of plants that are flourishing...i have to trim 1-2 weeks...but thanks for the input ill probably pick some up from my lfs....
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