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  1. Default 20 gallon high tank stocking question


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    I have the Marineland 20G Biowheel LED Aquarium kit. The tank is 24(w)x12(d)x16(h) and comes with a Penguin 150 Biowheel filter. I still have to do a fishless cycle so I'm not close to stocking it with fish yet but I was thinking about doing the following.

    5 Gold Zebra Danios
    5 Cardinal Tetras
    2 Platys (1 Gold Mickey Mouse & 1 Red Wag)
    4 Juan Cory Catfish
    2 Tiger Snails

    I know the snails don't do much of a bioload but if I have the corys do I need the snails?

    Thanks

    Jerry

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    You never need snails. Cories.. no idea what "juan cory" is the common name for but a tank of your size is small, if you want cories get 7 pygmy.

    The rest.. it's doable I suppose. PErsonally I'd go for one school in a decent number instead of 2.

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    + 1 to what talldutch said about snails. I believe the OP is talking about Corydoras Bilineatus - San Juan Cory, one of the rarer Cory speices.
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    Actually have decided to up to a 45 gallon tank instead, found a better deal so I have returned the 20 gallon. So any ideas on stocking a 45 gallon, I'm open to many ideas of fish suited for a beginner, I just want fish that are not too aggressive and will get along with each other. I would like schooling fish, 1 to 4 for a centrepiece fish and I will stick with the san juan corys for a bottom feeder.

    Thanks

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    Glad you upgraded to the 45 gallon, good decision. If you like the gold zebra danios, take a look at the long finned gold zebra danios. I would suggest a school of at least 8. They have them at PetSmart. I have 8 of the regular long fin zebra danios from there. They're really nice looking fish, very attractive with the long fins.
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    Since you went up in size you can at least double your two schools, maybe even go 14-15 Cardinals(very low bio-load) but get at least 6 Cory's, they will be happier in the long run.
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    The original plan would work. Start with 8 each and slowly double that. Get 8 or 10 of the cories if you can afford them.

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