Adding some pink tails?

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I currently have a 120 gallon with 2 oscars (5-6 inches now) and a common pleco. I really like the idea of adding some top-swimmers, but the tanks I set up are always spacious (or at least I try to be)--I think one of the most important rules in the hobby is to never come close to over-crowding the aquarium.
Would adding 1 to 3 pink tailed chalceus be overcrowding? I have no experience with Chalceus macrolepidotus...I realize they are schooling fish, but I've read they rarely get nippy with each other. I asked my buddy and he says it'd be fine, but I'd like some other opinions.



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What kind of filtration are you using? Assuming that it's quite powerful when you could try adding a couple to see how you get on. But I'd certainly keep an eye on the water conditions the make sure that they stayed stable.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Adding some pink tails?

I look at your tank this way. You have 3 fish with the potential to grow well past a foot long each. You have a realistic offering of less than 40gals per fish. A single Oscar should have 60gals to itself in any tank. Imo you are already past the tanks maximum capacity. Not critically so, but considering adding more fish is not advisable.


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Thanks. I currently have a Hydor 600 running as well as a pump-refugium hanging over the side with plants to help keep the water clean.
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I tend to agree.
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