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well im new here and i really appreciate that forum and all its people here! im a beginner fish keeper and this site has helped me lots! cheers!!
i have a question and it had been in my mind sice past days! :-?
well here is my fish list:
6 frontosa
4 electric blue cichlids
4 electric yellow cichlids
1 black ghost
1 clown loach
2 polka dot loach
1 blue loach (not sure of the name)
2 zebra loach (not sure of the name)
1 upside down catfish
1 talking catfish (some refer to it as raphael catfish)
1 african catfish (not sure of the name)
1 hifin leopard pleco
2 leopard pleco
1 red pleco
8 corydoras
1 red tail shark
2 parrot fish
well they are all housed in a 100g tank and i sincerely think that it is overcrowded!!! what are your opinons? can anyone plz help me on this; how much overcrowded it is? what fish to keep and what to remove? how can i improve the tank in any way possible? sorry for all these questions but i want to get it clear once and all! any help, advice will be greatly appreciated!! thanks
 

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Get rid of the parrots and some of the plecos and cats. The blues might get aggressive towards the fronts and others in the tank as they grow watch them. I would not mix africans with central and south americans.
 

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Malawi125 said:
how long have all the fish been together and what kind of filtration do you have? Water parameters?
they have been together for 4 months now but till now i have observed aggressiveness only between the fronts themselves! all the others live together without disturbing each other!
i have an internal filter that pumps around 1550litre/hr combined with an air pump! PH of water is 7.8!
 

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What is your fronts male to female ratio? You Should have one male and a few females. They are going to get fairly large the tank will get to be small for that many fish.
Here is a good rule of thumb one inch of fish per gallon of water.
 

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What is your fronts male to female ratio? You Should have one male and a few females. They are going to get fairly large the tank will get to be small for that many fish.
Here is a good rule of thumb one inch of fish per gallon of water.
yep i was seriously thinking about the fronts adult size in the future! the fronts are still juveniles and i cant determine their sex but i have a strong feeling that there are more males than females in there!!
 

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Hey what PH do you keep your fish?
im planning to mix african with some pleco, loaches, south american cichlids myself.

my tap PH is 8.2-8.4
fine for africans but not others.
 

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I agree with jorgi above. You should stick to the africans alone. You have enough other types of fish to start a pretty nice south american/other type of tank.
 
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