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octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 12:13 AM
Well i might be getting a 20 gallon high aquarium and i want to know what i could stock in it. Like perfect ecosystem any suggestions because i am open minded about this one.

Red
11-09-2009, 12:14 AM
um..... a colony of shell dwellers?

octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 12:15 AM
Ha, shell dwellers are not for me, i want ellagant in this aquarium that is an idea to base somethign off of

Red
11-09-2009, 12:18 AM
what do you want? 10 cardinal tetras and a pair of german blue ram, that is planted?

octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 12:26 AM
i dont have it yet i want like something fancy and colorfull i have trouble with gbr i can never succesfully keep them. and i have cardinals already in another tank

Red
11-09-2009, 12:27 AM
then what do you want?! its your tank, name some fish and I will say if they can fit in the tank.

octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 12:29 AM
ha i am letting people give some ideas that is what i mean. ha i will just listen to any suggestion. Ha it just so happened that the ones that were first happend to be contradicted i guess u could say. ha lets see there are so many fish what about silver dollars.

Red
11-09-2009, 12:34 AM
Silver dollars get around 8" and need a 75gal or bigger.

octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 12:40 AM
ok what about gourami wise. i dont like dwarfs. what else could fit because i like schooling fish then a center piece fish and then another schooling fish. So i was thinking maybe a gourami for a center piece fish or what other flashy center piece fish are there that get like 4 inches.

Red
11-09-2009, 12:59 AM
sparkling gouramis, the other ones get to big and mean.

octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 01:21 AM
Ok what about like a pearl or honey? gouramis are peaking my attention.

Red
11-09-2009, 01:22 AM
honey gouramis would fit too.

octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 01:25 AM
ok so i will deff look into species of gouramis. Anyway onto my schooling fish problem what would u do in a tank with a gourami. I know i want some type of bottom schooler so soem type of cories like emerald or something

Tetris
11-09-2009, 01:27 AM
My belief has always been that if you have no idea what you want to keep, you don't need another tank :11:

octoxpuss
11-09-2009, 01:35 AM
Ha i do have an idea but i want to go with other peoples thoughts to because they have other tanks that work well. ha and i need another tank :D

dancethenparty
11-09-2009, 05:13 AM
personally i like rasboras. they school great and they're fun to watch plus they're not too big. as for the bottom. cories would probably go great. as to what kind. i have no idea. do you know the subtrate you will be using? cuz if you do get cories then you should get something fine for them. and i suggest probably something really dark in order to make the fish's color pop out.

yhbae
11-09-2009, 06:55 AM
If you like colors, I would do something like:

http://www.aqadvisor.com/AquStockImage.php?N=&L=24&D=12&H=16&F=1%20x%20Pearl%20Gourami%20%28Trichogaster%20leer ii%29,10%20x%20Neon%20Tetra%20%28Paracheirodon%20i nnesi%29,7%20x%20Panda%20Cory%20%28Corydoras%20pan da%29

Here (http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?AquTankName=&AquListBoxTank=Choose&AquTankLength=24&AquTankDepth=12&AquTankHeight=16&FormSubmit=Update&AquListBoxFilter=Other&AquTextFilterRate=N%2FA&AquListBoxFilter2=None&AquTextFilterRate2=N%2FA&AquFilterString=&AquListBoxChooser=Panda+Cory+%28Corydoras+panda%29&AquTextBoxQuantity=7&AquTextBoxRemoveQuantity=&AlreadySelected=Pearl+Gourami+%28Trichogaster+leer ii%29%3A1%3A%2CNeon+Tetra+%28Paracheirodon+innesi% 29%3A10%3A&FilterMode=Update&AqTempUnit=C&AqVolUnit=gUS)'s your tank selection.