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Old 10-16-2010, 10:20 AM   #1 
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Over Stocked?

Hay guys!!

I'm going to try a new way of calculating if I'm over stocked or not. I used a calculator online and it said I was over, so I started worrying. I didn't think I was, just at my limit. So, heres my plan. I tell you guys what I have in my tank and YOU tell me what my minimum tank size should be. The trick is minimum. Also, most of the things in there are juvenile, so at the moment it DEFINITELY should not be over stocked. I just wanted to make sure I didn't have to give anyone away before it did get over stocked. So... heres the animals/plants and you need to tell me the minimum tank size I should have!! (does not include fake plants/decorations)

6 female bettas
1 female ADF
1 bamboo plant
1 small "banana" plant

Thanks guys!

ps. If you already know my tank size, please don't comment. :)
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:45 AM   #2 
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6 bettas? well I would say 15 gallons.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:52 AM   #3 
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Yeah, I'd go with 15. If you were going to add any more fish though, definitely 20. It's certainly a load on a 15, so if it's a new tank, just make sure to check your params every day and make the appropriate water changes.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:01 AM   #4 
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6 bettas? well I would say 15 gallons.
I agree - 15 min., but 20 would be MUCH better, IMO!
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #5 
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I think 20 would be best :) And ADF's like groups of 3+ :)
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:12 PM   #6 
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ooh boy!!!! shoot! I have a 14 gallon! I figured 6 (bettas) x2 inches)= 12 gallons + 2 inches (adf)= 14!!! So that's wrong? Should I give a few fish away??
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:02 PM   #7 
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I have a 14 gallon too with one betta and six neon tetras, and I could add more. I think you could upgrade to a 20 gallon, but for now they'll live, just keep the water superclean :D If you get the 20 gallon, be sure to pick up a couple buddies for the ADF ^^
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:45 PM   #8 
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Theres no way I could get a 20 gallon. :( Should I give away 1 fish and the adf?
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:07 PM   #9 
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I think you'd do fine with the bettas you have, but get rid of the ADF.

14 or 15 gallons isn't much of a difference, for that number of bettas. They'll do fine, with maybe some more live plants for good measure.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:41 AM   #10 
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Do you have any other tanks you could put the ADF in?
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