Overstocked?? Opinions Please

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Hi fellow fish fanatics

Still a bit of a newbi to fish keeping and this forum so any help is appreciated.

I have a 240L tank and think it maybe overstocked. Some of the fish came with the tank, didn't really want them but the lady said they would be flushed so i saved them
It has

4 x clown loach
4 x angelfish
2 x black widow tetra
1 x corydora
2 x silver shark
1 x golden severum
3 x amano shrimp
1 x pleco

I have a fluval 2 plus internal filter aswell as a aquael fzn2 hang on side filter (800 lph)
The tanks not live planted, I'm considering going down that route but would have to research it abit better first.

Using sand as a substrate at the moment. I have a few nice pieces of bogwood and some nice caves in there.

Any advice will be accepted greatly .

Thanking you.
 

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Clown loaches need a much bigger tank and groups of 6+
Black widow tetras need groups of 6+ and cooler water than the angelfish
Cories need groups of 6+. What type of cory?
SIlver sharks need groups of 6+ and I think they need cooler water than the angelfish
What type of pleco?
I think your a bit overstocked

Edit: welcome to fishlore! Sorry on my phone and can't see if someone's new
 

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Welcome to fishlore!
I will echo what BD said.
 
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Thanks for the welcome
When i boughs the tank it came with everything except the golden severum and 3 of the angel fish that I already had.

Its a cordoras sterbai according to the woman and google.

Not sure what type of pleco it is, its about 10" long atm and has brown and black marking.

What do you recommend i take out and what's a good stocking ratio for it to be a community tank
Thanking you

Chodder
 

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A picture of the pleco will help
 

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Do you think it could be a common pleco or a sailfin pleco? You can google some pictures of them or post a picture of it here to check. Chances are if it's already 10" it gets too big for your tank.

chodder said:
What do you recommend i take out and what's a good stocking ratio for it to be a community tank
The problem is most of your fish need a bigger tank.

What other fish do you like?

So maybe you could do this
1 or 2 angelfish
12 Sterbai cories
10 Cherry barbs
12 Cardinal tetra or other warm water tetra
1 Clown pleco
2 GBR

Or
10 Black widow tetras
12 Neon tetras
2 Honey gouramis
2 Bolivian rams
5 Platies
15 Panda cories
1 BN pleco
5-10 Amano shrimp (watch to make sure they don't get picked on)
 
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BottomDweller said:
Do you think it could be a common pleco or a sailfin pleco? You can google some pictures of them or post a picture of it here to check. Chances are if it's already 10" it gets too big for your tank.


The problem is most of your fish need a bigger tank.

What other fish do you like?

So maybe you could do this
1 or 2 angelfish
12 Sterbai cories
10 Cherry barbs
12 Cardinal tetra or other warm water tetra
1 Clown pleco
2 GBR

Or
10 Black widow tetras
12 Neon tetras
2 Honey gouramis
2 Bolivian rams
5 Platies
15 Panda cories
1 BN pleco
5-10 Amano shrimp (watch to make sure they don't get picked on)
Just looked on google it think it isna sailfin pleco.
I like the clown loach and my golden severum
Might just upgrade to a larger tank and get some more cory doras and get rid of the silver sharks and tetras

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chodder said:
Just looked on google it think it isna sailfin pleco.
I like the clown loach and my golden severum
Might just upgrade to a larger tank and get some more cory doras and get rid of the silver sharks and tetras
I hope you're willing to upgrade to a giant tank!
Sailfin plecos get to 2 feet so your going to need a 180 gallon tank minimum for it.
The clown loaches need to be in groups of 6+ as they are schooling fish and will be stressed in smaller groups. They get to 30" long so they need a huge tank too.
Nice looking tank by the way.

Edit: 30cm not inches
 
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Thanks its getting there , pleco might have to go then
 

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Clown loaches do not get to 30" long. 12" is an extreme length they can attain after many years.
 
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