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Overstocked Tank


macbeth110

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So, I currently have three small orandas, each about 1 inch or 1.5 inches. I keep two of them in a 30 gallon tank, and one in a 20 long. I never told my landlord that I have fish tanks, and he stopped by unexpectedly the other day. He told me that I can only keep one of the tanks. I am going to put all three orandas in the 30 gallon tank, but I know that they will be overstocked and I don't want them to become stunted. I will be moving in three months and I already have a 55 gallon tank I plan to put them in. So my question is, how often would I have to do a water change, and how much water will I need to take out each time, to properly get rid of growth hormones?

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If they're that small I'd say they're fine with your normal once a week, particularly if it's only for 3 months. If you can put the filter from the 20 gallon on great but I think you'd be fine. I would personally have no hesitation doing it :)

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Make sure you have 300 gph filteration. Also that once a week water changes should be large. Like 30 every other week and 50 on the others and a large 75 to 80 percent once a month.

You should be fine just don't miss one.

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I second the barebottom with no decor idea. (That's how I keep my goldie tanks all the time, and I recommend it to everyone!)

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