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02-23-2007, 06:15 AM
75 gallons

10 Angelfish (3x 2.5in, 2x 2in, 5x 1in)
17 mollies (1in)
1 three spot gourami (3in)
2 sunset gourami (2in)
1 sailfin catfish (approx. 6-7in)
5 swordtail (3x 3in including sword, 2x 2in female)
4 guppies (1.5in)

do you think its over crowded?
if yes, what fish would i remove desides the guppies?

02-23-2007, 01:38 PM
Well, if you go by the inch of fish per gallon of water rule, you're pushing the limit, esp considering that the Angels will grow to be quite large, and the mollies are still very small. BUT it really depends on your filtration. If you're over filtrating and doing regular water changes you could be ok. I'm sure some other more experienced people will be able to help you a bit more.


02-23-2007, 02:24 PM
Hhmm...I dunno...

I think you have to decide on angels or mollies/swordtails...

Ten angels is a lot, esp. once they're all fully grown...

This doesn't mean you can't have both...but one group needs to be the dominant...or you'll have to reduce the numbers of both if you want both...

I'm just guesstimating...but for example, have the mollies/swordtails and 3 angels...

...or have about 7 angels and 5 mollies OR swordtails (1 male, several females)...

It isn't an exact science...but I hope you can see what I'm getting at...

...and yes, this isn't a good tank for guppies...they're really best as a species only tank...once they expire...don't replace them...

I think all your other fish are just fine in the tank...in fact I might even introduce a small school of cory cats...

02-24-2007, 08:09 AM
tnx for the replies. another question, is it ok if im going to transfer all of my 2in and 1in angels to a 25gal tank?

02-24-2007, 08:13 AM
What are the dimensions of the 25G? Anggels get much bigger than people realize, so how many would you be putting in the 25G?

02-24-2007, 08:34 AM
i still dont know the dimensions, i'll post it here tomorow.

ill transfer 2x 2in and 5x 1in angel, but when the get bigger, i'll buy another 75g for them.

02-24-2007, 09:43 AM
Sounds like a good TEMPORARY plan!

02-24-2007, 05:32 PM
thats overstocked in my opinion

02-24-2007, 06:15 PM
Ditto :1:

sorry cocoa, couldnt resist! :ezpi_wink1:

02-24-2007, 07:52 PM
ditto, i cant resist:4: :4: :1::1:

03-07-2007, 04:25 AM
tnx for the replies,

i already removed all the guppies and mollies in my aquarium. 24 fishes left in my 75g