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Old 04-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #1 
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OVERSTOCKED? Darn you petsmart!

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Sadly one of my spotted cory died today, causes of death are unknown to me, so i went to petsmart to get me another one but instead i saw some albino cory and i couldn't resist the temptation and bought 3 of them, so now I have a 20 gallon long tank, with 2 aqua-tech 10-20 filter, heater, air pump and most important of all my fish; 3 albino cory, 3 spotted cory, 3 South American bumblebee catfish, 4 platy and 1 betta.
So question is, am I overstocked?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:41 PM   #2 
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According to AqAdvisor you're not overstock, also you're okay with filtration capacity.

But I would recommend you up the numbers of Cories, minimum of four for each species.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #3 
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Thanks for the prompt reply.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:03 PM   #4 
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From what I know of SA bumblebees, though, it's not advisable to have more than one per ten gallons.
Apart from that, I don't see a problem and agree with Micho - more cories! :)
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:13 PM   #5 
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Can you please give me more info about why is not advisable.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #6 
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If you are sure you have a South American bumblebee catfish you could be fine. If you have an Asian bumblebee catfish you are in trouble. They grow about 6 inches long and have a voracious appetite. Use these links to determine what you have: Microglanis iheringi PlanetCatfish Pseudomystus siamensis PlanetCatfish Asian Bumblebee Catfish (Pseudomystus siamensis) - Seriously Fish
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #7 
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Yes is the south american; Really nice fish but i see them every once in a while because they are always hiding.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #8 
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I just read on a profile the other day that more than one per ten gallons wasn't a good idea. I don't know why, it wasn't a very detailed profile. :)
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I'd love to see where you found it, Bomba. I had a hard time finding info on the little guys. PlanetCatfish didn't have too much info. Seriously Fish didn't even have a profile. Neither does TFK.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:11 AM   #10 
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It was on fishlore.
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