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  1. Default Fish that would be okay alone in a 20 gal?


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    We got our new 20-gallon set up and cycled. I put a piece of driftwood and a couple plants in there. My husband thinks that since our 55-gallon is going to be densely planted an full of small fish, the 20-gallon should have minimal decor and one or two larger fish. What can we get that's pretty and good alone or in a pair?
    15 gal: 1 butt-ton Malaysian trumpet snails.
    20 gal: 20+ various molly and platy fry.
    55 gal: 40 neon tetras.
    75 gal: 2 Taiwan reef cichlids, 3 pelmatochromis nigrofasciatus juveniles.

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    Is it a 20 tall or 20 long?
    29: Harlequin Raspboras, Zebra Danios, Black Skirt Tetras, Platies, CAE
    10: Neons, Otos, Amano Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp

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    20 gals does tend to limit the size of fish.

    Your Rainbow sharks are Red Tail sharks are good loners but typically need 3-4 feet of area to patrol, maybe able to get away with this in a 20 long, and still have room for a few tank mates.

    All gourami's are good solo fish.

    Some African Cichlids are good solo fish.

    Its a bit cliche, but all bettas are good solo fish, and I like the half moons.

    You might be able to get away with a pair of angel fish in a 20 tall.

    Also if you wanted to do a cold water tank, there are plenty of fancy goldfish to choose from that do very well alone.

    And as Hobbs said, Puffer fish :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddavis1979
    20 gals does tend to limit the size of fish.

    Your Rainbow sharks are Red Tail sharks are good loners but typically need 3-4 feet of area to patrol, maybe able to get away with this in a 20 long, and still have room for a few tank mates.

    All gourami's are good solo fish.

    Some African Cichlids are good solo fish.

    Its a bit cliche, but all bettas are good solo fish, and I like the half moons.

    You might be able to get away with a pair of angel fish in a 20 tall.

    Also if you wanted to do a cold water tank, there are plenty of fancy goldfish to choose from that do very well alone.

    And as Hobbs said, Puffer fish :)
    Uhhh, I hate to disagree with the above - red tailed sharks in no way belong in a tank that small considering how large they potentially get

    Angelfish fit into the same category - even for 1 of them.

    Fancy goldfish need either very large tanks or ponds due to their potential size as well.

    I agree on a betta or puffer.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    +1 to Andreahp

    Also, have you consider a larger sized school of some of the smaller tetras?

    Sometimes large schools can be just as interesting to watch as one or two larger fish
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Might wanna check out Arapaima or Whale sharks. They do excellently in 20g.
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

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    doesnt look like any one else seems to think a nice lobster (crayfish) would do good in a 20g solo. i think that would be a great home for one.... at least one of the smaller ones. i mean some top out around 5" and are cool. i guess its not a "fish" but its a cool idea for a single creature in a tank.
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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
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    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
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    oh and i forgot to mention that they come in almost every color under the sun ( not really but theres like 6 or somthing.) just look for the scientific name "Procambarus..." and they will stay under 6" and be perfect for the tank.
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    I have always been an advocate of the shrimp tank....except make it colorful!

    Orange sakura shrimp
    Yellow Neon Shrimp
    Green Neon Shrimp
    Red Crystal Shrimp
    Blue Jelly Shrimp

    All in the same tank, and call it a tank of lucky charms.
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