too many fish?????????????

golcondorus

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I was wondering if this is too many fish for a 100 gallon, (saving up for a 300) I have in there right now two senegal bichirs, one 9inches one at 7 inches, one delhezi at about 7 inches, three leopard bushfish at about 4 inches two african brown knives at about 4 inches, two red tailed barracuda at around 5 inches, and three hujeta gars at around 4 inches each, it sounds like too many just typing all the fish, the filtration turns the tank over about 10 times an hour, any thoughts , should I hurry up on the bigger tank?
 

astronatus

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Id say you're right. Get going on the 300. You may want to do some extra water changes in the meantime to be safe. Just keep a close eye on your fish and watch for signs of oxygen deprivation, infection, all of that. Good luck on the 300, where did you find a tank that size?


I was wondering if this is too many fish for a 100 gallon, (saving up for a 300) I have in there right now two senegal bichirs, one 9inches one at 7 inches, one delhezi at about 7 inches, three leopard bushfish at about 4 inches two african brown knives at about 4 inches, two red tailed barracuda at around 5 inches, and three hujeta gars at around 4 inches each, it sounds like too many just typing all the fish, the filtration turns the tank over about 10 times an hour, any thoughts , should I hurry up on the bigger tank?
 

Deathcurl

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Depends on what school of fishkeeping you're from. There's the Japanese style of packed monster tanks, the other extreme of having 1 fish per x amount of gallons, or somewhere in the middle. Just keepin mind that the more fish you have in the tank, the more filtration you need.

P.S.: That's a nice Uroplatus Fimbriatus in your avatar!
 
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