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  1. Default Stocking advised wanted

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    My 20 gallon is finally cycling and I'm now looking for tank inhabitants. The dimensions are 24 x 12 x 16 its going to be well planted and right now I have standard aquarium gravel as substrate. Here is my first draft of a stock list.

    8-10 blood fin tetra as the main school

    I want something for the bottom but not sure what would work best. I have also
    became obsessed with angle fish but I am fairly certain that the tank is to small for one. Just looking for any suggestions .

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    for a 20gal, the main school will be ok... Angels require a 29gal minimum with a 55 preferable. Juli cories or other pigmy's would be fine. at that point your are pretty stocked... You may could add a dwarf cichlid like a Bolivian Ram.

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    Thats what I thought on the angle but haven't been able to find anything definite. I've been told that the tank doesn't have enough foot print for any cories? I'm looking at getting 5 or 6 for a nice little school.

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    20 gallons does tend to limit you, but I think if you had good filtration, 40gal+ filtration, that a group of 4-5 Julii Cories would be fine.

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    Definitely too small for angels but naturally one would recommend a nice school of corydoras for the bottom level of the tank.

    How about some amano shrimp? They are always interesting and a great conversation piece. They also stay hard at work grazing on algae. :)

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    Or any shrimp really, I find ghost shrimp to be fun, or you could get into colored shrimp.

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    Your tank is a 20 gallon high. No angels in that tank but the school of tetra's you mentioned would be fine. How about a couple apple snails? Or shrimp?

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    I was thinking shrimp as a alliterative to the cories but I would prefer the cories. What is your opinion on cories in the tank?

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    Cories need length in a tank because they spend 99% of their time on the bottom exploring - they'd be cramped in anything smaller than a 20gal long IMO - unless it's a dwarf species.

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    I've kept cories in a standard 20 gallon before and they seemed fine. You could always go with a dwarf cory just to be safe. :)

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