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Hi Guys,

Just a quick query really. I have a 60 ltr tank with:

2 Platy's
4 Dwarf Guarami's (2 male and 2 female)
3 Guppies (1 male and 2 female)
2 bristlenose, 1 tiny male and 1 about 6 cm female

I was told by my lfs that I could add about 4 more small fishes if I wanted and on a fish stocking calculator, it seems that the amount of fishes I have is fine, However on another forum, it seems I am way overcrowded. What do you guys think? any suggestions would be appreciated. At the moment all my water levels from amonia to nitrate are fine.

Sorry about the long essay!!

Thanks in advance, Faz
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Your tank is roughly 16 gallons.......You have 11 mixed size fish.......If you estimated one fish per gallon you would have room for some more......Smaller fish like Neons can be kept at 2 per gallon................All of this depends on whether you have good water quality and adequate filtration.
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Hi, Thank you so much for your speedy reply. I have an Elite 60 tank, which came with a stingray internal filter. I have since added an external filter which holds two lines of bubble maker?? not sure 100% of the name, but it runs air bubbles along the whole back of the tank. I hope this means that I have a good enough filter system. I change my water every fortnight and I use the test tube system to test the water every so often which comes up with perfect results.

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It sounds to me that you are doing just fine............A few more carefully selected fish should be quite happy in your tank.
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