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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    Originally I bought a 20g for my wife over a month ago but, she never got back to me. So I thought she was not interested. I started planning the tank for myself. I was going to buy Neon Tetras and Cories( after it was Cycled of course) but, today she came to me with a list and we were able to narrow it down to 3 that went together.

    What I need help with is how many of each I can put in a 20g.

    20 gallon tall
    Aquaclear 30
    Eheim 50w
    Gravel
    Planted- not sure yet if it will be light or heavy.

    Long fin Congo Tetras
    X-ray Tetras
    False Juli cory cats
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    1 Not allowed!
    You might want to get a bigger filter for that tank. Congo tetra get too large and are too active for a 20g. I would get the neons instead. The recommended minimum tank size for false juli cory's is 29gallons, you might want to decide on a smaller species of cory.

    I would get, 10-12 neons, 8-10 x-ray tetra, and 8-10 panda cory or pygmy cory or kuhli loaches.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    My wife also wanted bleeding heart Tetras but, I though they are to big for a 20g. What about 10 X-ray Tetra and some Bleeding heart Tetras? How many? Any other Cories ok?
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    You could get 8-10 each of the x-ray and bleeding heart tetras. There are several different species of cory that would work well in a 20g tall. Here is a good place to do some research. http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/quick_find.php You want to find a smaller species because they are very social and active fish you want a good sized group, I would find some that stay under 2 inches.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Bleeding hearts would get to big for a 20g, IMO, ck out Rosy tetras, alot like Bleeding hearts but smaller. This Cory would work for you, Corydoras pygmaeus.
    Last edited by steeler58; 04-28-2014 at 02:15 AM.
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    2 Not allowed!
    Congos get way too big for a 20 gallon, long or tall.
    Fully sized Congos need at least a 75 gallon tank, preferably 100+
    I wanted to keep these in my 55 gallon until I saw one at full size myself.

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    My 20 long has Kerri Blue tetras (7), black neon tetras (9) and panda cories (5, but will be adding 2 more). Panda cories are one of the smaller ones that aren't dwarfs.

  8. #8

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    I have Cory Habroseus... they are great, you could get a large school of them in with the other fish being discussed

  9. #9

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    My wife has a list of 10 or so fish not all Tetras. She also likes Platys. How would 3-4 Platys, 6 X-ray Tetras and 6 small Cories? I think I could add 1 or 2 more X-rays. What do you guys think? To little, to much, just right?
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    You might want to get a bigger filter for that tank.
    Agree 100%, I would have at least an AC50 on that tank before adding any more fish...the more filtration you have, the more fish you can support...within reason
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