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Thread: Stocking a 20 gal High
06-25-2013, 03:09 PM #1Member Molly
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Stocking a 20 gal High
Hi, so, I have my tank set up and wanted to see if this was feasible.
20 gal high tank with Aquaclear 50 filter
1 dwarf Gourami
12 Glo Fish (Danios)
6 Panda Cory
What fish food should I get for the fish as well. Thanks in advance.
The tank does not have sand, is that an issue for the Corys?
06-25-2013, 03:20 PM #2
I hope you're also doing/have done a fishless cycle.
It would be fully stocked imo. Cories will appreciate sand a lot more than gravel. A 20 high is a bit tight on the swimming space for the danios.
You'd feed the cories a sinking cory wafer, the rest a good flake or small pellet.
06-25-2013, 03:32 PM #3Member Molly
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Thank you. What about instead if the danios, Black Skirt Tetras?
I'd like the corys to be happy so if not having sand won't do it, then I could get something else.
06-25-2013, 03:58 PM #4
06-25-2013, 04:01 PM #5
If you want Black Skirts, you can do that but it would be 8 instead of 12. They are larger boddied schoolers. They corries could go up to 8 or even 10 being the only bottom dweller. Beware of Black Skirts if you start seeing them nip your gourami. It doesnt have large fins so its not a huge worry but Black Skirts and Red Minors (serpae) are on the nippier side of tetra.
I would also recommend Lemon, Columbian, Emperor, Penguin, Rummynose, or Candy Cane tetra.
06-25-2013, 04:04 PM #6
06-25-2013, 04:05 PM #7
I like the look of the Lemon. What's the difference between that and a Gold Pristella? I was set on the latter, but I can't get them locally.Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock.
06-25-2013, 04:07 PM #8
06-25-2013, 04:08 PM #9
06-26-2013, 04:43 AM #10
+ 1 to Sandz on his "visuals", like he said it's easier to pick out the fish you like.
The Gold pristella is a color morph of the regular pristella so their requirements would be the same.
Any of Sandz recomendatins would be better tank mates than the Blackskirts IMO.
Cory's do prefer sand but can be kept over gravel that does not have a rough edge to it.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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