overstocking my 55g tank?

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Hey so I've had two blood parrots and ten tiger barbs in my 55g for a few months now and they are all doing great, but I was wondering if adding a pictus catfish would be too much.
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MetalHead88 replied the topic: overstocking my 55g tank?

its close. what are your current water parameters at now? if your having issues now then its a no go. and how bout filtration?

i think with good filtration and a good wc schedule it can be done. but like i said, its close. lets see what the other guys have to say.
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So my ammonia seems to be high right now although my nitrates and nitrits are at 0 which confuses me... and I'm using a pretty crappy filter rn but I'm hoping to get a better filter for my 75g and use the one I'm currently using for the 55. I do water changes regularly once a week.
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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re:Re: overstocking my 55g tank?

pictus catfish need to be kept in schools of 4+ so reguardless of your stocking adding one is not recommended, I would say your pretty much fully stocked though

I responded to your other thread reguarding your water chemistry issues
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gennyhere1 replied the topic: Re:Re: overstocking my 55g tank?

Thank you so much for your replies... I didn't think it would work although I really want a pictus catfish... maybe when I get another tank.
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