04-05-2011, 12:23 AM #1Junior Member Platy
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20gal. Hex tank...how would you stock it?
I have a 20 gallon hex tank that I just took out of my moms appt. I kept the gravel and filter in hopes that it wont need a totally new cycle period. I took a cichlid from my other larger tank an placed it in there for the time being.(it is a small one that was getting picked on) I am a big fan of cichlids but don't want to have fish in a tank that is too small. What fish would you stock this tank with? On my other post in the dwarf cichlid forum I was told that shell dwellers may not be suited for this tank. Any suggestions?
04-05-2011, 01:39 AM #2
I would probably opt for a pair of Laetacara curviceps(Dwarf Flag Cichlid)...with that a group of Ember Tetras. Do make sure your Embers are fully grown adults...the Curviceps top out around 2.5-3" the Embers a tad less than an inch. You could also probably do a group of pygmy cories and a couple of otos.150G SA Cichlids|100G Planted Community|50G Reef|20G Tanganyikan|10G Divided Bettas|10G Nano Fish
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04-05-2011, 02:22 AM #3
I would second the above suggestion of ember tetras.. They're small even for tetras and would fit the dimensions of a hex pretty well. Not to mention they're really pretty for being such low-key fish. My brother had a group of 6-8 and they schooled tightly, they were great to watch.
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