10-01-2020, 01:57 PM
Join Date: May 2020
| | I think I got more fish than I should've in my 10 gallon, need some advice
This is my tank. It's 10 gallons, began as walstad but transitioned to sponge filter plus another filter for carbon to remove medication.
I have 8 endlers, all male. I also have 5 amano shrimp and about 6-9 cherry shrimp (some are babies). I've been having issues with algae, so I ordered 3 oto fish and a nerite snail. Well, I received 5 otos and 2 snails. I don't really know anybody near me who has an aquarium and would take in the extra snail and fish, so for now I have them all in my tank. that beings me to a total of:
13 fish, 1 inch long each in average
about 12-15 shrimp
I know it's overstocked now. I think I got a bit too excited about keeping this tank and how well it's been doing. I don't want any of the fish to die, but since the otos are new, there is a chance they may not make it even after quarantine and medication. My plan is to keep weekly water changes, once I'm done with med treatment, replace that filter for a second sponge one, and just be careful how I feed everybody. Is there anything else I should do to keep all these critters healthy and happy? Am i missing anything?