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Thread: Help stocking 20 gal tank
10-05-2012, 08:47 PM #1
Help stocking 20 gal tank
Hey all I have a 20 gallon tank and I am looking for help/advice/suggestions for adding a few non schooling fish that will do well with what I already have in the tank.
Currently I have 5 false julii's, 5 black neon tetras, 5 serpae tetras and 1 emerald cory. We are going to donate the 5 serpae tetras and 1 emerald cory to the LFS, the serpaes are nipping at the other fish. We are planning on replacing the serpaes with 5 cardinal tetras. That way we have 2 sets of schooling fish and a set of bottom feeders. But we want to add a 2-3 non schooling fish to the tank that can possible add some color or a variety in the shapes of the fish. I was looking at a gold twinbar platy at one option. Any other ideas?
10-05-2012, 09:10 PM #2
Would a dwarf gourami make a good fit?
10-05-2012, 09:18 PM #3
They might be aggressive with your existent stock
10-05-2012, 10:31 PM #4
You don't really have any room for a single fish. You could try a dwarf cichlid but only 1. I would up the existing schools and add the dwarf cichlid. It should make for a pretty interesting tank.
10-05-2012, 10:52 PM #5
0Originally Posted by ryann
Just curious. Am I missing something?
10-06-2012, 12:10 AM #6
0Originally Posted by Bolsen27
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Simply put. A 20 is a small tank and when you already have THREE schooling species in it.
You are pushing the limits of capacity and this puts stocking aggressive species [DG or cichlids] as something you should only consider after you have spent some length of time maintaining the stock you have with lower than usual TrAtes to insure you have the bio-filtration required for more stock.Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
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