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. M

    Mr. Anonymous New Member Member

    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    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

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

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




  4. Al913

    Al913 Fishlore VIP Member

    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

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    If it's overcrowded, yes.
     
  7. S

    Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

    55 is big?
     
  8. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

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

    Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

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

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    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

    Littlebudda Well Known Member Member

    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

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

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

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    i have a 390
     
  14. S

    Stephen Hiatt Well Known Member Member

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

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

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




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