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    i am working on a fishless cycle for a 20g tank. My dear husband kept wanting to put semi aggressive fish in my peaceful community tank so I set up the one I had from my classroom for him. I enjoy caring for anything really so I told him he can pick the fish and I will maintain the tank. lol This has been super painful because he just wants to point to whats cool and say that one and that one....without considering what will work together even though he's seen me with my notebook and is stuck listening to my endless jabbering about fish on the hour+ ride into town lol I know he enjoys angels and he really loves colorful fish. (I often hear how boring my tank is lol)

    I am looking into fish I see him pointing at but a lot of the semi aggressive fish seem to require a 30g minimum tank.

    I was curious if anyone had any ideas for a small, colorful semi aggressive community?
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    Is it a 20 high or 20 long? I'm not really into aggressive fish so not much help there, but I would think you would need something larger so this type of fish would be able to stake out a territory. Depends on what you classify I guess in the "semi-aggressive" area.

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    Look into Apistogramma. They are colorful, a bit aggressive, and can live in a 20g long tank.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I'm not really into aggressive fish either. I think he just is drawn to the look of them and not to their attitude and I have to tell him they won't fit with my community...over and over and over lol

    I believe it's long.

    the apistogramma are beautiful! I have never seen them here. Do any of you guys trust buying fish online?

    I went to buy pill pockets last night for one of our dogs and stopped in to look at their fish. They had a ton of pandas in a single tank the night before with a puffer fish that was swimming upside down and really having a hard time. The guy told me the puffer had ich and the whole tank was being treated for it. Well last night i peek in and the puffer is gone... there were about 20 dead pandas scattered in the gravel and a few laying on their sides breathing heavy.. the tank below had a chinese algae eater carrying off a dead platy that ended up being sucked into the filter where another dead platy was already resting. just dead fish all over. They do use separate filters for all of their tanks and weds is the day they get new fish so I'm guessing it was a very stressed out group? it's the only fish store that isnt an hour + from my house and the only one that uses individual filters for each tank out of all of them. I might be cycling his tank for nothing. I LOVE alaska but since I started this hobby I feel a little isolated

    I have an extra cartridge in my tanks filter to move into a small quarantine tank once I get one. (not buying any fish anytime soon since my tank is getting over fungus and the other is cycling) If i used one is it safe to just get your fish from wherever?

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    there is also the various tiger barbs -

    you could do something like 6 normal Tiger Barb and 6 green ones

    you should also look at getting fish shipped from http://www.wetspottropicalfish.com/
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    It's import to purchase healthy, vibrant fish. You do have to learn to walk away when healthy fish are not immediately available locally. Check the link below as I know quite a few members here have purchased healthy fish from this on line retailer.

    http://www.wetspottropicalfish.com/



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    I love the tiger barbs. we do see those here.

    that site is wow! thank you I bookmarked it!

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    the walking away i can do. I'd hate to risk bringing anything home that could get my fish sick or die shortly after. I don't take death well..

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    if it is a 20L vs a standard one you can also add a couple more of each due to the extra footprint of the tank. Tiger barbs can be semi aggressive with some of the other smaller species and known fin nippers. Keeping more of them in a school spreads the aggression and are sometimes best in species tanks.
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    You could put 8-10 Serpae tetras in the 20, they are one of most aggressive as well attractive as of the tetras.
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