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PostSubject: how many fish   Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:13 am

hi im kevin a new member i have a 48 litre interpet fish box containing 5 cherry barbs and 4 platys been set up for 5 months now no casaulties water change every week just like to know what is the safe number of fish to keep in tank this size thanks and hello to everyone
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PostSubject: Re: how many fish   Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:08 am

Have you got a mixed sex platy group kevin? They are livebearers so will have loads of babies before too long if you do Smile

You might be able to add a small shoal but are probably getting near to your limit I would have thought.

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PostSubject: Re: how many fish   Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:03 am

hi thanks for reply no 4 males but id like some catfish how many do you think if any could i add
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PostSubject: Re: how many fish   Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:27 am

With 48 litres you are a bit limited. A group of cory's would do ok maybe, but I think it may be a bit small for oto's and they need an established planted tank.

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PostSubject: Re: how many fish   Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:42 am

I'd say you're fully stocked there as platies grow to about 6-8cm, depending on the sex. Plus if you have mixed sex Platies, you're going to end up with repeated batches of fry...Wink

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PostSubject: Re: how many fish   Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:47 pm

hi kevin yeah i would say your close to being fully stocked mate - you may get away with a could of cory's which are very nice fish and don't get too big - keep us upto date mate

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