can overstocking affect the aquascaping?

  1. fengshui

    fengshui Valued Member Member

    So my tank is overstocked with blood parrots, red devils, red severums and a green terror. So far everybody is getting along well as juvies, however, I know they will start becoming VERY aggressive, therefore, I am getting a 125 or 175 gallon in the near future. However, for now, I am thinking of aquascaping the tank. Would placing three large granite rocks equally spaced and lined up horizontally on sand be good enough for cover, territories and swimming space? Its a 29 gallon by the way.
     
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    fengshui

    fengshui Valued Member Member

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    Here is a picture, feel free to give suggestions on how to rearrange it, I have some more extra driftwood, and flat stone pieces along with 50+ pieces of cichlid stones. Remember, I want to have open space where the fish can easily lip lock each other and hide and create territories. By the way, what causes cichlids to move the substrate like creating walls or depressions?
     
  3. jwhorner6

    jwhorner6 Well Known Member Member

    In my personal opinion I would not bother to aquascape. a 29 gallon with all those cichlids is not going to last very long at all and is small enough that no matter how you set it up, those fish will not have enough space to have boundaries. I would focus your time on getting your larger tank as soon as possible. But, that is just me, maybe someone else will have some more helpful ideas for you.
     
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    fengshui

    fengshui Valued Member Member

    Thanks jwhorner, I completely understand however I still rearranged it and please comment on how it looks[​IMG]