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    Quote Originally Posted by Loller View Post
    Betta+GBR seems risky to me...

    Anyways, you could try this:

    5 otos
    8 Amano shrimp
    3 Zebra Nerite snails
    10 Harleys
    6 black neon/8 neon
    And, if you want a centerpiece fish, you could buy a dwarf honey gourami.

    If you are interested in the Corys a lot, replace these with the otos; nerites+Amanos should do their job well. Up their numbers by 2 or so if you do this.
    I forgot to clarify, I'm staying away from GBR's for a while. I think it's for the best. I want the tank to be more established before adding any type of cichlids, at least a year. The tank IS cycled, and has been for a few months, but I'm gonna hold off for now and just go with the schooling fish.

    The reason I want corys is because my tank may end up being a little overstocked, and I want to make sure I have a professional clean up crew for my substrate. I wanna keep it as clean as possible, and keep the substrate stirred up. I have a male betta in a little 5 gallon right now, and I might end up moving him to this tank as the centerpiece. Either that, or I'll get a dwarf honey gourami as you suggested Loller (thanks for your suggestions by the way).

    As for now I think I'm going with this:
    10-12 harlies
    3 black phantom tetras
    3 red phantom tetras
    5-6 cories
    1 male betta or dwarf honey gourami (maybe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Looks good to me, a little small for bigger Cory's but if you went with Pandas or Pygmy it would work for sure.
    Thanks brudda.. I'll probably end up going with pandas b/c lets face it, they're freakin adorable

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    Quote Originally Posted by slapmonster View Post
    Would 20 gallons be enough for an Appisto species? I hear they require at least 30 minimum
    Actually appisto pairs do fine from a 5gal+ so its more than ok.
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    Depends on the species, their adult size and requirements. I keep my Apistogramma trifasciata pair in a 10 gallon and they do great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Actually appisto pairs do fine from a 5gal+ so its more than ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gesp56 View Post
    Depends on the species, their adult size and requirements. I keep my Apistogramma trifasciata pair in a 10 gallon and they do great.
    Hmmm intriguing... Will definitely keep it in mind for the future. I do want this tank to be more established first. Thanks for the replies!

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    Definitely Dwarf Honey Gourami over betta; it could work but its a risk.
    Unless the Black and Red phantom are just color variations of the same fish(haven't kept these), I would suggest a school of 7-8 of just one of these. Smaller schools could cause aggression or stress.
    You also could use an algea eater with this amount of fish you want. Definitely get a few Amano shrimp as I earlier suggested. These are the best shrimp for algea eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loller View Post
    Definitely Dwarf Honey Gourami over betta; it could work but its a risk.
    Unless the Black and Red phantom are just color variations of the same fish(haven't kept these), I would suggest a school of 7-8 of just one of these. Smaller schools could cause aggression or stress.
    You also could use an algea eater with this amount of fish you want. Definitely get a few Amano shrimp as I earlier suggested. These are the best shrimp for algea eating.
    The phantoms are just different color variations of the same species. They school together with different colors and contrast each other. I'm probably gonna get them tomorrow. As far as algae eaters, I'm covered for now with 3 oto's, but if algae becomes a bigger problem, I'll def consider amano shrimps. Thanks!

    By the way, just added the harley rasboras. All I gotta say is WOW, I cannot believe I waited this long to own these guys

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    Don't expect otos to take care of all algea, they will mainly keep your plants clean and eat the easier types of algea. They don't eat green spot algea, as far as I know. Amano shrimp help to take care of hair algea and nerite snails should eat the harder types of algea such as green spot algea that you will see on the sides of your tank.

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