Nano tank bioload?

Sery

Hey everyone!

I have a quick question for you all. For a nano tank (6.6 gallons) what would the max bioload be if you solely did small fish like strawberry rasboras, exclamation point rasboras, pygmy corys, etc?

The tank is long, about 20 inches by 6-8 inches (it is a bow front) and about 10 inches high, so there is a lot of space horizontally, and it is fully planted as well.

I currently have three of each of the small fish listed above, and a smattering (about 6) of red cherry shrimps.

Thanks in advance.
Sery
 

Sarah73

If you have any of these fish please take them out. They are meant to be in groups of 6+. All of these fish are to active for a 6gal tank. You could add more RCS, get a beta, and get some snails!
 

Sery

Thank you for your comment, I will take that under advisement. But, it didn't answer my question on what the bioload for these small fish are. I am looking to get schools of at least 6 each, and I can always move them to a larger tank. Just, as a budding nano tank enthusiast, I am looking to learn more about the particulars of each fish than what is usually written about.
 

Sarah73

They have very little bio-load. I hope you look into getting a bigger tank before getting adding any more fish
 

Aquaphobia

Can you clarify the question? Are you asking for actual numbers for each fish's waste output or do you want to know how many of each will fit in the tank?

I think I have that tank, it's a nice size! Acrylic? I currently have a Betta and a couple of bumblebee nerites in mine with lots of plants
 

chromedome52

I would not recommend the pygmy Corydoras for a tank that size, only because they are very active swimmers for a Cory species. I would only do one group of either of the two Rasbora types, and max the group at 8 in a 20 inch long tank. they would have more than adequate swimming distance with that length, which is the same as the length of a 10 gallon tank. Just keep up your water changes, as the volume is much less.

I know this is contrary to what most of the amateurs here recommend, but I have bred two species of Boraras. One was a group of six B. maculatus in a 5 gallon tank. The fry were growing up in the tank with the adults by hiding in the Java Moss and eating Cyclops.
 

Al913

Pygmy cories should be in a standard 20 gallon long since they are an active bunch.
 

Sery

Thanks everyone. The question was for max fish amount, and chromedome52 answered that wonderfully.

After my move, I have decided that they are getting upgraded to a Mr Aqua 12 gallon bookshelf tank (length is 35.4inches) so there will be plenty of swimming room for them all then. I don't want to change tanks, then move, then get them back into the tank, as that will just be too much stress on them.
 

Aquaphobia

Ooh, those are nice tanks, I'm jealous!
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

Replies
20
Views
703
Islandvic
Replies
4
Views
863
Cef
Replies
4
Views
923
Abby565
  • Question
Replies
7
Views
247
Gameynerd23
Replies
8
Views
584
QuasarKitty
Top Bottom