When Is A Tank Overstocked Question

  1. Randomusername672 Initiate Member

    I'm thinking about putting two angel fish, 10 cherry barns, and a pleco, would this be overstocked?
  2. Ed1957 Well Known Member Member

    How big is the tank.
  3. Achilles Member Member

    Can you give us some info about your tank? How many gallons/dimensions/filter etc.
  4. david1978 Fishlore VIP Member

    In a 5-35 gallon tank yes. In a 40+ tank as long as its not a common pleco then no it wouldn't be overstocked. If its a healthy common pleco swing for the rafters. Lol
  5. Randomusername672 Initiate Member

    It's a 40 gallon tank 36 x 18 x 16
  6. Randomusername672 Initiate Member

    And I think a bristle nose pleco would be a good choice
  7. Achilles Member Member

    BN pleco is the only pleco you could keep in that tank size.
  8. IceFyre1414 Well Known Member Member

    Technically there's a lot more (gold nuggets, zebras, clown plecos, etc) but the Bristlenose tends to be the most common and least expensive.