How many chromises can I introduce at once??

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  1. dominodeluxe

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    Hi this has probably been asked ,but I want to add 5 blue green chromises to my aquarium which is 240l and has an occelaris and 2 allards. I want to now know if I can add 5 at once or if it would bomb the bio load too much and if I would be exceeding the amount of livestock one can have in such a sized tank.
     
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  3. ShaunSwindon

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    Firstly how old is your system sir?

    Secondly the amount of Fish you mentioned should fit comfortably into a 200lt tank. I think it would hinge on your bio load.

    The only issue with that is if two or three fish become used to their new home and when you add the other two or three fish they might become aggressive to the "new fish" :eek:

    If I were you I would take a chance and add all the fish one go. If anything did go wrong the Chromus are hardy enough to handle the change in water parameters :whistling:

    Then again it also depends on what is already in the tank :blush:

    Tough one. Perhaps you should wait for more answers before going with mine ;)
     
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    Should be no problem at all in a 4ft tank, go for it.
     
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    How old are they? Mature Chromis are territorial and nasty. Youngsters can be introduced all at once.
     
  6. Tony

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    You will have to introduce them at once as the older ones will torment the new one as mentioned. You can introduce five in a tank your size. You can add some bacteria after the introduction and feed lightly for a day or two
     
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