Am I Overstocked? Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Ioana Dog, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Ioana Dog

    Ioana Dog Valued Member Member

    I have 12 forktail blue eyed rainbow fish (4 males and 8 females) in a 15 gallon tank. I have an aquaclear 30 with a sponge, purigen and matrix. I also have a double sided sponge filter and plants. After a week with no water changes IMG_1495.JPG I still have no ammonia, no nitrites, pH is 7.2 and nitrates are 20. There is no fighting, they’re spawning and very active so do I need to move them to a bigger tank? I have a 45 I’m in the process of stocking but I don’t want to move these guys and stress them if they’re fine then I can figure out what to do with the 45 - little overwhelmed with the choices.
  2. Seasoldier

    Seasoldier Well Known Member Member

    Hi, using the stocking guide on AqAdvisor you've got more than adequate filtering & your stock level is 78% I know AqAdvisor isn't totally accurate but I reckon your rainbows are OK where they are.
  3. OP
    Ioana Dog

    Ioana Dog Valued Member Member

    Yay!!! Thank you!!!!
  4. SFGiantsGuy

    SFGiantsGuy Well Known Member Member

    Yeah some Rainbows can get very big. You should be fine.
  5. sfsamm

    sfsamm Well Known Member Member

    They should be quite happy there for you!
  6. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    I wouldnt consider it overstockef

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