Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Is this going to turn into a disaster?
Up until yesterday I had three tanks going: A 14 gallon Betta sorority, a 5 gallon tank with a male Betta and some White Clouds and a 10 gallon with six guppies.
Yesterday my little brother was in my room and somehow managed to tip the 10 gallon over! Two of the sides are cracked and one is blown, by the time that I rushed upstairs to the scene of the crime two of the guppies were dead and the remaining four were gasping on the floor. He still won’t own up to what he was doing in my room that could lead to a rather heavy tank being toppled, although I suspect that he was leaning on the edge of it to see in the top.
I quickly netted the guppies and put them in my sorority tank and they seem to be doing fine this morning.
So the 14 gallon currently holds:
6 female Bettas.
4 Guppies (2 male, 2 female).
Is this horrifically over stocked? Can the fish live this way for a while if I keep doing regular water changes? I can't afford a new tank at the moment (I'm a college student and don't have a part-time job) and won’t be able to until Xmas.
I have salvaged the filter from the 10 gallon and I have it running in the 14 (as well as the original) in the hopes that the extra filtration will help lessen the bio-load.
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin