Stocked Or Overstocked 55 Gallon Tank 

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Here is my list of fishes I would like to put in the tank
Some of which are already in the tank

3 platys
3 baby clown loaches (moving to bigger tank once after they hit like 5-6 inches)
3 dojo loaches
1 red tailed shark
1 german blue ram/1 electric ram
5 odessus barbs
6 rummy nosed tetras
5 glofish
3 gold barbs
6 cherry barbs
if i keep those with a filter for a 60 and an additional filter for a 30 gallon and powerhead with a quickfilter and a 12 inch bubbler..
with weekly water changes and monthly gravel cleaning would this stock be ok for a 55 gallon tank might be 60? lol floor has inch of sand and the other half of the tank consists of a inch of smooth gravel. Also tank is planted/driftwood/caves
 

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Greetings here is the status of your tank. this is off aqadvisor. =D

Suggestion: If you want to keep more than 1 Highfin Platy, minimum recommend male to female ratio is 1:2 (M:F). You will be less likely to experience problem if you get even more females.
Note: Clown Loach may pretend to be dead at times.
Warning: Clown Loach is not recommended for your tank - it may eventually outgrow your tank space, potentially reaching up to 12 inches.
Warning: At least 5 x Clown Loach are recommended in a group.
Note: Red Tailed Black Shark may jump - lids are recommended.
Warning: Red Tailed Black Shark is too aggressive to co-exist with Rummynose Tetra.
Warning: At least 5 x Gold Barb are recommended in a group.
Warning: Red Tailed Black Shark is too aggressive to co-exist with Cherry Barb.

Warning: Water temperature requirements are not fully compatible between all selected species.
=> 18 - 25C: Highfin Platy
=> 24 - 30C: Clown Loach
=> 10 - 25C: Dojo Loach
=> 22 - 26C: Red Tailed Black Shark
=> 26 - 30C: German Blue Ram
=> 23 - 26C: Rummynose Tetra
=> 18 - 24C: Glo Fish
=> 24 - 28C: Gold Barb
=> 23 - 27C: Cherry Barb
[Display in Farenheit]
Recommended pH range: 7 - 7.
Recommended hardness range: 5 - 12 dH.


Warning: You NEED to add more aquarium filtration capacity!!!

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 36%.
Recommended water change schedule: 89% per week. (You might want to split this water change schedule to two separate 66% per week)
Your aquarium stocking level is 234%.
Your tank is seriously overstocked. Unless this setup is temporary, you should consider a larger tank.
 

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Looking at your stock in its entirety:

3 platys
3 baby clown loaches (moving to bigger tank once after they hit like 5-6 inches)
3 dojo loaches
1 red tailed shark
1 german blue ram/1 electric ram
5 odessus barbs
6 rummy nosed tetras
5 glofish
3 gold barbs
6 cherry barbs


No to the following:

3 clown loaches (require minimum of 75 gallons)

1 shark (in my opinion require minimum of 75 gallons, 90 is better)

3 dojo loaches (too many, but I think 1 would be fine - other members here have this species, so wait to hear from them)

I don't know about rams so will let someone else add their experience/opinion.

Fish should be housed in the tank that they will require at their adult size. People often believe that they will be acquiring a larger tank so that it's alright to put the juvenile fish in something too small. Then, for various reasons, the larger tank never happens and now the fish suffer stunted growth.

josh40996 said:
Greetings here is the status of your tank. this is off aqadvisor. =D
AquaAdvisor is not all that great.
 

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welcome i thought dojos should be kept in groups...like 6 or something? not positive on that. but i agree they need a bigger tank, as do the shark and clowns.

it would be good to add to the gold barbs....like at least 3 more. it seems like a lot going on in the tank though.
 

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josh40996 said:
Greetings here is the status of your tank. this is off aqadvisor. =D

Suggestion: If you want to keep more than 1 Highfin Platy, minimum recommend male to female ratio is 1:2 (M:F). You will be less likely to experience problem if you get even more females.
Note: Clown Loach may pretend to be dead at times.
Warning: Clown Loach is not recommended for your tank - it may eventually outgrow your tank space, potentially reaching up to 12 inches.
Warning: At least 5 x Clown Loach are recommended in a group.
Note: Red Tailed Black Shark may jump - lids are recommended.
Warning: Red Tailed Black Shark is too aggressive to co-exist with Rummynose Tetra.
Warning: At least 5 x Gold Barb are recommended in a group.
Warning: Red Tailed Black Shark is too aggressive to co-exist with Cherry Barb.




Warning: Water temperature requirements are not fully compatible between all selected species.
=> 18 - 25C: Highfin Platy
=> 24 - 30C: Clown Loach
=> 10 - 25C: Dojo Loach
=> 22 - 26C: Red Tailed Black Shark
=> 26 - 30C: German Blue Ram
=> 23 - 26C: Rummynose Tetra
=> 18 - 24C: Glo Fish
=> 24 - 28C: Gold Barb
=> 23 - 27C: Cherry Barb
[Display in Farenheit]
Recommended pH range: 7 - 7.
Recommended hardness range: 5 - 12 dH.


Warning: You NEED to add more aquarium filtration capacity!!!

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 36%.
Recommended water change schedule: 89% per week. (You might want to split this water change schedule to two separate 66% per week)
Your aquarium stocking level is 234%.
Your tank is seriously overstocked. Unless this setup is temporary, you should consider a larger tank.
wouldnt 24 degrees be a good temp if all are in one tank? or am i just being an idiot now
 
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ohh okk so im going to return a lot of my fish. In the end my stock would prolly be
5 odessus barb.
3 platys <1 male 2 female
1 electric blue ram
3 dojo loach
3 gold barbs < i know they like to be in groups of 5+ but since i have cherry barbs would that be ok?
1 red tailed shark
1 clown pleco
6 rummy nose tetra<--apparently the red tailed shark would bother them? but i mean hopeuflyy since the red tailed shark is a juvenile it will recognize them as tankmates when it grows? also since it has like 4 different caves for the picking.
Is that more safely stocked than before?
3 cherry male barbs 4 female cherry barbs
 

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You really need to return the shark as well. As the shark matures, it gets much more aggressive. Mine ate my zebra danios after a sudden growth spurt. Your tank simply cannot accommodate him.
 
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