Is My Tank Overstocked?

Is my tank over stocked?

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5 gallons
5 Danios
3 Nitrate snails
Pet supermarket told me this was ok

 

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What kind of danios are they?
 
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1. A 5 gallon aquarium is too small for these fish.

2. All of the fish you mentioned prefers to be in a group of at least 6+ of the same species.
 

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Upgrade to a 30 gallon in the future
 

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The suggested rule is one inch of fish per gallon. And 5.5 gallon tanks are very small.
 

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Atomicfish said:
The suggested rule is one inch of fish per gallon. And 5.5 gallon tanks are very small.
The inch per gallon rule is flawed and it should not be considered. The inch per gallon doesn't tell you about compatibility, aggression, potential size of the fish, temperature between species, diet, or anything. All it does is tell you to put fish in an aquarium that can be housed according to gallon size. Seriously, would you want to put a 10 inch fish in a 10 gallon aquarium?
 
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Thank you all, I'm only 16 and still learing. I guess I was fool to listen to PetSupermarket

"Yeah they'll be fine. Different breeds don't matter."
 

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Kurtcordog said:
Thank you all, I'm only 16 and still learing. I guess I was fool to listen to PetSupermarket

"Yeah they'll be fine. Different breeds don't matter."
Yeah never listen to petco petsmart or pet supermarket employees they most of the time have no idea what they are talking about and do you know about the nitrogen cycle
 

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Warrion004 said:
Yeah never listen to petco petsmart or pet supermarket employees they most of the time have no idea what they are talking about
I wouldn't say that you should never listen to employees at a big chain pet store. Some of them may actually know about fishkeeping.
 

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I wouldn't say that you should never listen to employees at a big chain pet store. Some of them may actually know about fishkeeping.
I most of the time don’t though unless they say that oscars can’t go in a bowl because my little brother has a betta in a bowl (and that’s not ok) but when we got this betta he wanted a Oscar
 
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It could be the start of ich what temperature is the water

Do you have a heater?
 
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I could be but I would turn the heater up to 82 degrees Fahrenheit just in case it is ich because ish likes colder temperatures then get Api ich cure and cure it just in case it is ich
 
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Warrion004 said:
I could be but I would turn the heater up to 82 degrees Fahrenheit just in case it is ich because ish likes colder temperatures then get Api ich cure and cure it just in case it is ich
Do you think that 82 might be too high for Danios and snails?
 

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I had to cure ich a few weeks ago it’ll be fine temporarily and is it eating ok
 
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It is eating great, should I go straight to the API cure or wait and see how the tempature does
 

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I would wait to see if it spreads then turn the temperature up and use api ich cure
I also would take a picture of it and show it to someone at your lfs (local fish store preferably not petco pet smart or pet supermarket) and see what they say
 

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Warrion004 said:
It could be the start of ich what temperature is the water
I disagree. Ich doesn't affect the mouth, but rather affects the fins of the fish. This could be the start of columnaris.
 
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