What is your opinion on overstocking?

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And if you choose to do so, what precautions should be taken? 25% water changes a week? Or just keep an eye on the water parameters? I've read so many different opinions so I'm asking the guys I trust..

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face mcshooty replied the topic: What is your opinion on overstocking?

if you have a overstocked tank you have 3 options

option 1 rehome the fish

option 2 get a bigger tank

or option 3 let the fish die

a over overstocked aquarium is a time bomb and the longer you have it the closer it is to exploding if you have a overstocked tank and you need time to rehome the fish the only thing you can do is water changes (the amount to change will depend on the stocking) but water changes are only giveing you time they aren't a solution to the problem

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JBare replied the topic: Re:What is your opinion on overstocking?

OK! So everyone who says overstock your Africans is crazy!? LOL how many assorted Africans would you suggest in a 55gal? 4ft long.

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purplecandle replied the topic: What is your opinion on overstocking?

Just a small rant....

Why does every tank I see with Africans have so many fish it looks as busy as a bus station? Not to mention the fry everywhere... and they are always trying to sell the fry! If they like a lot of "action" in the tank, why not make a community tank with tetras?

Ok I'm over it now...

Do you know which Africans you are wanting to get?
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JBare replied the topic: Re:What is your opinion on overstocking?

I just have a few from the assorted tank...

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purplecandle replied the topic: What is your opinion on overstocking?

Any pics? I love pics.. :)

What's going on? Are you overstocked? What's the tank like? How many do you have?
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Oh and these guys...





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purplecandle replied the topic: What is your opinion on overstocking?

Pretty fish! :)
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JBare replied the topic: Re:What is your opinion on overstocking?

Thanks :-D It's a 55gal, I have an old picture but need to take a new one I've added some more hiding places. Nothing going on just curious what opinions on overstocking Africans is. Some people are very for it and some are very against it, so I'm looking for a consensus is all. :-)

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Forgot to attach the picture. Loser. Lol

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