Overstocked Tank?

Davidz123

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Hey

So I was visiting aqadvisor to let me know if I was hitting my overstocked limit. However I did out that it isn't so accurate.

I have a 29 gallon fish tank that has an Aqueon quietflow 50.
It is heavily stocked with ornaments/hiding spots as well as 2 plants that conceal the corners where they are placed.

Current fish in there now are
2 albino corys
4 emerald corys
2 glo light tetra
7 black neon tetra
7 neon tetra
6 female guppies
2 bristle nose pleco
1clown pleco
1 cherry barb
3 platys

All fish are in their juvenile stages and are not adults yet. I do plan on upgrading to a 75 gallon in the future.

On aqadvisor, it notifies me that my stocking level is at 106% and filtration is at 126%. So seems that things aren't so out of line (besides the fact that the barb, glow light tetras need to be in schools of 5 or more)

Let me know your thoughts! Please no knocking me down - I am asking for advice.

Thanks
 
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Davidz123

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Thank you. Clown pleco? I know that they aren't so much algae eaters and that they tend to just thrive on their sinking food as well as driftwood. I thought the bristlenose would make good algae eaters and as they don't grow to be massive.

I will look to re home some of the fish into my mothers community tank which currently holds 3 community fish in a 38 gallon
 

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Your cherry barbs, tetras and corys all need to be in groups of 6+ as well, so I'd either look at rehoming or increasing their numbers (you'll need to rehome some other fish or move them to another tank to do this, though)
 

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I would seriously think about upgrading to the 75g sooner (aka now) rather than later. A lot of those fish do appreciate schools of their own kind, and some - more notably the plecos - are massive poop machines - and you have 3.

Once in the 75g, consider upgrading some of the fish there and setting up your current tank for a small community.
 

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I'm just going to put it out here that plecos are not good algae eaters. They will/do eat algae, but you are much better suited at getting snails like a nerite snail. Mine makes WORK in my 20 gallon.
 
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