Thread: Stocking advised wanted
12-05-2012, 06:13 AM #1
Stocking advised wanted
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 .
12-05-2012, 02:56 PM #2
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.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
12-05-2012, 04:38 PM #3
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.
12-05-2012, 07:09 PM #4
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.
12-05-2012, 07:13 PM #5
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. :)
12-05-2012, 07:16 PM #6
Or any shrimp really, I find ghost shrimp to be fun, or you could get into colored shrimp.
12-05-2012, 08:50 PM #7
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?
12-05-2012, 11:51 PM #8
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?
12-06-2012, 01:59 AM #9
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.46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted cory catfish, cherry barbs, guppies, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
12-06-2012, 02:04 AM #10
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. :)