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All of my levels are fine but I am wondering if I am overstocked. I have in a 20g high planted, 1 ram, 2 endlers, 2 ottos, 6 flame tetras, 5 cardinals, and 5 kulies. I barely ever see the kulies unless its feeding time or night. Everyone seems to be doing good, fish appear happy. Am I ok? If anything I would remove the cardinals because they have like zero personality.
 

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nah your stocking is fine as long as you stay on top of your water changes and filter management, cardinals tend to need more cardinal tankmates to have more personality.
 

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Do you think I could add another cardinal tetra or 2? I am actually trying to get a female ram for my male to finish off the tank. Yeah, I have never really had much love for cardinals, sort of like that hot chick with no personality, "look at me, Im hot" lol.
 

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Do you think I could add another cardinal tetra or 2? I am actually trying to get a female ram for my male to finish off the tank. Yeah, I have never really had much love for cardinals, sort of like that hot chick with no personality, "look at me, Im hot" lol.
I think you could get away with 5 more if you have a good biofilter and keep an eye on parameters. The more cardinals you have the more you'll enjoy them. They really look cool in a larger group.
 

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IMO you're very heavily stocked and I suspect you'll have issues over time as the fish grow full size.

If you keep up with weekly 50% water changes you should be OK.

The ram and khuli loaches are fairly high-bioload fish compared to their size due to their eating habits and metabolisms.
 

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Yeah, I thought so. I think I'm going to move out the cardinals and the endlers. I think the tank would be best with 2 rams, 6 tetras, 5 loaches, and 2 ottos. Probably much more healthy for them all.

IMO you're very heavily stocked and I suspect you'll have issues over time as the fish grow full size.

If you keep up with weekly 50% water changes you should be OK.

The ram and khuli loaches are fairly high-bioload fish compared to their size due to their eating habits and metabolisms.
 
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