Will A Large Overcrowded Tank Hinder Growth Same Way A Small Tank Does?

Discussion in 'Advanced Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Mr. Anonymous, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Mr. Anonymous

    Mr. AnonymousNew MemberMember

    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering... does a large overcrowded tank of angelfish hinder their growth pattern the same way a small tank does? What are your thoughts?

  2. Al913

    Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes :)

    If you have 10 guppies in a 5 gallon tank it is crowded and can cause stunted growth.

    Overcrowding is basically having too much fish in a small space. In other words it is a small tank so they are both equal.
  3. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Would the big tank still stunt the growth if the water parameters are good?
  4. Al913

    Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    A big tank means enough room for all the fish inside it :), so if you have a 300 angels in a 20 gallon the 20 gallon is small. If you get a big tank like a 55 the tank is still small.

    If your a breeder most of the time overcrowding a tank is fine since those fish won't be there for long. Stunting is for the most part when the fish are living their whole lives in a small tank and thus they release hormones to stunt the other fish.
  5. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    Well, that is kind of massive overcrowding but I think I get the idea lol.
  6. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    If it's overcrowded, yes.
  7. Stephen Hiatt

    Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    55 is big?
  8. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    nope...90 is still small, 120 is where it gets good
  9. Stephen Hiatt

    Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    Anything you have to special order is large. 180 and up.
  10. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    dude...i does have to special order 15 gallon aquariums. my lfs doesn't buy tanks to put down for long time. If i want a tank i have to wait for him to order it from a glass shop
  11. Littlebudda

    LittlebuddaWell Known MemberMember

    My 55 is called the little tank down stairs even my 5yr old son considers it a tiny tank not like his big one that was up stairs.

    If you can carry the empty tank with 4 or less people it's small.
  12. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Come on man...you have a 300+ gallon tank! That's a watermelon vs. a kiwi...:)
  13. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    i have a 390
  14. Stephen Hiatt

    Stephen HiattWell Known MemberMember

    Start searching for a new lfs...
  15. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    naa...this dude takes awesome care of his fishes