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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Can I really stock all these fish??

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I am setting up a 12 gal long planted tank. Going to be using an eheim classic 150 (2211) dwarf baby tears, dwarf hairgrass, Cryptocoryne wendtii, and seryu stone. Here is a picture of everything I put in there. To me this sounds WAY overstocked but please let me know if this is actually okay. Also will all the species do well together?

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That is over doing it.
Stick with just one school, about a dozen CPD are fine, and twice as many of the shrimp (They almost do not count as far as bio load)

I would treat it more like a 10 gallon, and that is a small tank. No room for 2 schools in there.
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Aqadvisor is a tool on a computer. It is not the be-all, end-all of fish stocking. Putting 33 fish, even small relatively lazy fish, in a 12 gallon tank is ridiculous. You are correct to think it is overstocked. You could definitely keep those fish together but from what I've heard CPDs and Danio erythromicron are basically the same fish with different colors so there is a potential for crossbreeding and they won't add anything different activity or personality wise to the tank with the two species. If you like them both, go ahead... but maybe do 5-7 of each.
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as everyone has allready stated it is overstocked with that fish list, you kinda always want to under stock your tank a bit anyways as that usually means healthier happier fish!


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If you want Danio erythromicron just have 6 of them and 6 CPDs because they'll school together so it wouldn't be two schools and as far as them crossbreeding goes the eggs probably won't even make it to the ground (much less survive to adulthood) with endlers and CPDs and Danio erythromicron so you won't have to worry about them crossbreeding and even if some fry survive it's not the end of the world because their hybrids look really cool. Also, as previously stated, rcs have almost no impact on bioload so you could have as many as you want in there

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Thanks for the replies guys! That is what I thought. I may just stick with some CPDs and shrimp, for now at least.
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Used to have 10 danios in a 30 and cannot image 3x that amount in a tank 1/3 the size. Way too overstocked.
That's way over even going by inch per gallon rule (which everyone knows is BS anyways)


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