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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #220

In a message dated 4/15/00 4:06:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 15:34:09 -0500
 From: "Roger Prince" <princer at surfree_com>
 Subject: How many fish are too much?
 Just curious about how many fish create the 'perfect' balance in an
 aquarium.  At what point should someone look to getting another planted
 aquarium to handle the desire for a new fish?  I have a 45 gallon heavily
 planted tank with 5 white skirt tetras, 4 swordtail platys, and 6 young
 neon rainbowfish.  Is this too much?
Too many fish is where the fish have a difficult time swimming past each 
other and the addition of one more fish would cause another smaller fish to 
be forced from the water to wiggle around on top of the gelatinous mass, this 
may seem a little bit understocked to some but without a pressurized aquarium 
more fish makes for feeding difficulties especially if the food is in the 
form of sinking pellets.