Stocking my 20g
Hi guys, I have just completed my fishless cycle and my new 20g tank is currently being enjoyed by my 4 new baby panda corys. They are quite hard to come by in my area so I snapped them up while I had the chance. In terms of future stocking my tank I would appreciate some advice/suggestions.
4 Panda corys
School of tetras (either Rummy-nose or Cardinals)
2 German Blue Rams
1 Angelfish as a centrepiece for the tank
Any immediate concerns about this choice of fish or compatibility/stocking numbers? Thanks
I'd say you are stocked and I would add that 20g is not really big enough for your angel + company. 20G is borderline too small for an angel anyway IMO.
Rams generally do better in mature stable tanks also.
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Agree on the Angel.
If it was my tank, I'd leave the Angel off and call it a day. That is actually a very nice combo you have listed.
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If you were to leave the angel off, you'd have more room for a bigger tetra school, so personally, I would not get an angel and stick with what you have as previously mentioned. For a 'centerpiece' GBRs are very beautiful.
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No angel, no german blues, IMO.
German Blues require much warmer water than your corydoras will be comfortable with. Additionally, if this is a standard 20g tank (not a 20g long), I don't believe that footprint allows for both a pair of rams and corydoras.
Rummynose and cardinal tetras also prefer it a bit warmer, I do believe.
Personally, in a 20g tank, I'd up that school of pandas to about six and put in a large-ish group of small schooling fish (harlequin rasboras would be a good choice).
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+1 to adding some more pandas for a proper school.
I would totally get a bit smaller tetra and stock them up to at least 8 in that tank. I wouldn't go for cardinals nor neons though. It's just my own preference though.
2 GBR in a 20? That's not gonna be advisable as nick said, plus you already have the pandas for bottom dwellers.
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Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated.
My tank is 80cm long, so I think it is more of a 20g deep, rather than 20g long.
How many more panda corys do you reckon I should add for my school? Bring it up to 6?
I don't think any other tetras match the colours of the Cardinals... I would very much like to put 10 or 12 in to brighten my tank. Unless anyone knows of other bright tetras that would be a good alternative?