Overstocked Or Not?
I am going to give you a list of fish that i have in my highly planted/driftwood 75 gallon aquarium.
Overstocked or not? Not meaning, just right.
1-Baryancistrus demantoides [L200] Green Phantom Pleco- The Real Bary- 6inch max.
5- Corydoras adolfoi
7- Orange Lazer Corydoras
5- Keyhole Cichlid
5- Gold Ram Cichlid
6- German Blue Ram Cichlid
6- Electric Blue Ram Cichlid
4- Apistogramma Borelli Opal
2- Bolivian Ram Cichlid
2- Red Picta- These two i didnt really want at the time, but the guy i bought the adolfoi cory cats sent them at no charge, and turns out they are really unique fish.
That is my stock, let me know what you think.
Last edited by aquamaninthesand; 11-08-2013 at 07:10 PM.
I don't think the tank is overstocked. BUT...
That is WAY to many fish for the lower level of the tank, the corys and rams are all fish that stick by the bottom
I know you got the picta and GBR from a guy that lives near me (lotsoffish)
I highly recommend 6 rams max in a 75. The corys at 12 are ok, then the green phantom is fine.
Trade the keyholes and 3 of the ram types as well as the keyholes for a upper level to mid level swimmer otherwise I see major issues
Yes, you are unfortunately quite far over the limit. Of all those types of dwarf cichlids, pick one or max two species, and keep maximum 4-6 cichlids in the tank, depending on species.
Thanks for the responses, I did get the picta from lotsoffish however not with the GBR, but with the Adolfio Corys, now let's say I upgrade to a larger tank, what size would be able to handle this stock of bottom dwellers?
Also some recommendations for mid to top water swimmers are welcome that would work nice with my stock, I like fish with clever personalities so keep that in mind if you would. I have three 30 gallon cycled tanks with nothing in them but plants and snails, so I will just separate the ram cichlids within those for the time being.
Thanks A lot!
It would need a MUCH larger footprint. The gold, german, and electric blue might all be able to be ok in something like a 125+, but the others won't mix. I have heard large groups of the GBR (or other color variations) can form interesting groups.
I knew about the red picta b/c not many ppl breed them.
Put the apistos in 1 30, the bolivians in the other and rehome the keyholes for now
As for middle to upper level swimmers, lots of types will work, look for a schooler like rummeynose or cardinals (just a set up I like)
Just out of curiosity, why can you not have multiple rams together? All of my rams live in harmony amongst each other. Sometimes just one gets territorial, which isnt often, but the rams are all bark no bite. And as for my keyholes and the rams, they get along very well. Just want to know from your experience, what has happened to make you have this opinion?
Thanks for the replies!