Help! Did i overstock my 10 gallon?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Tomenstanco, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. TomenstancoNew MemberMember

    I cycled my 10 gallon and everything. Currently I have a golden mystery snail, 3 plaites, and 2 mollies. Did I overstock or can I add more fish? Can I add any shrimps?
  2. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    I would return the mollies, those have to big of a bioload for a ten gallon. I am unsure on the platies. I wouldn't add more fish.
  3. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Rehome mollies, platies should be fine. Somebody else should chime in on wether or not you can add anything beyond that.
  4. AirthValued MemberMember

    While mollies have a bigger bioload than platties, the platties do still contribute quite a bit of waste. I would personally not add anything else.

    In agreement with rehoming the mollies. If you want shrimp for your tank I'd suggest rehoming 2 of the platies as well.

    While not completely accurate will give you a general idea of the stocking level of your tank.
  5. codyrex97Well Known MemberMember

    Guppies are a better option for your tank in my opinion, as you can have 5 male guppies comfortably in the tank.
  6. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Agreed, rehome the mollies. You can add some shrimp after that!
  7. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    I agree to rehome the mollies and then I'd say you're fully stocked for fish. You could add some shrimp and/or snails though. :)

    Edit: What sex are the platys? If mixed genders, there will be fry so be prepared for that. If you don't want babies, I'd rehome the females and get all males.

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