Too much fish for a 128L tank? 30 Gallon Tank

  1. AndyVE

    AndyVE Valued Member Member

    Am planning to start up an aquarium 125L (81 x 36 x 51 cm) with live plants.
    Would like to inhabit it with:
    12 Cardinal tetra - paracheirodon axelrodi
    8 Corydoras Habrosus
    10 Neocaridina Davidi Red Sakura shrimp

    But is this already way too much gwant to stay in the "/gallon rule)?
    Or too crowded on the bottom (should i skip the cory)?
    Is the "/gallon rule also applied for those shrimp...since they have low bioload?

    Other option is a 190l version but really do not want to start too big (would need to create space for it)
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    You'd be fine with that stocking & could even have more tetra or corys, or even change the cory to one of the larger species.
    Shrimp add very little to the bioload
  3. OP

    AndyVE Valued Member Member

    Thanks Coradee
  4. Kindafishy

    Kindafishy Valued Member Member

    Keep in mind though, cardinal tetras are better to add to an established tank. They are very sensitive and will not be likely to do well in a tank that is brand new and uncycled.