Am I Overstocked?

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I have a 75 Gallon nano aquarium. for the 75 gallon tank, i have a Hydor Professional External Canister Filter 350 that turns 280GPH and a SunSun 302 that turns 264GPH.

Currently i have in it:
yoyo loaches 10
bristlenose pleco 3
panda corydoras 14
cherry barbs 24
gold barbs 7

The tank has been running well since February. I changed my substrate then. it have bunches of anacharis, java moss on some malaysian driftwood, java ferns, amazon swords, and several marimo balls.

I attached a few pictures. please ignore the water stains.

I've only been doing this for about a year. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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TexasDomer

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I think you're a bit overstocked with bottom feeders - your yoyos look young still. They'll get big and boisterous.

What do you feed the cories and loaches?
 

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Your filtration is great, although you are a bit bottom heavy when you stocked the tank. Not an issue though, the substrate looks good for the cories. You aren't overstocked provided you maintain this level of filtration.
 

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Tina881 said:
i feed the cories, loaches, and plecos hikari tropical sinking wafers. i also feed a mixture of fluval bugbites, new life spectrum optimum all purpose flakes, and new life spectrum thera A sinking pellets. once in a great while a drop a couple new life spectrum algaemax wafers.
I might consider rehoming either the loaches or the cories. As the loaches get larger, they'll get more boisterous and might outcompete or stress the much smaller cories.
 
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i will absolutely consider it. Thank you for the advice! I continue to watch them closely. i have a 29gallon that i'm considering updating a 45 gallon and will keep the thought about moving the corys to one of the other tanks.
 

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Have you thought about adding some tall decor too? It might help the schooling fish feel more comfortable.
 
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i've been slowly building up the plants, but would love you hear what you suggest. the barbs have all hid in the marimo valley. i was thinking of getting more driftwood for more vertical spaces. please let me know.
 

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Not trying to be critical but if it was my tank, I would put a background on the back.

Love the pictures of the loaches and corys.
 
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Hunter1 said:
Not trying to be critical but if it was my tank, I would put a background on the back.

Love the pictures of the loaches and corys.

thank you! i did have a background before but ended up painting the back of it black.
 

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Whoops!

I was looking at the first picture, and don’t know what I thought I was seeing.

Looks good.

And i’m Partial to bottom feeders although I know nothing about yo-yo loaches.

But all my tanks except 1 have some type of Cory, and the one that doesn’t seems bare.
 

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Driftwood, tall plants, rocks, etc would all be good! They'll help the schooling fish swim in the middle of the tank, instead of hiding all the time.
 
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