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Old 07-13-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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20 gallon Long aquarium

I’m getting a 20 gallon long aquarium. Here’s what I want:
A pair of dwarf gouramis
Either 8-10 neon or rummy nose tetras
6-8 cherry barbs
4-6 albino Cory cats
1 mystery snail

Is this too many fish? If so what should I take out. Also, should I do neon tetras or rummy nose tetras?
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:42 PM   #2
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Try this.......Aquavisor
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:36 PM   #3
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I would recommend only 1 dwarf gourami, because 2 males will fight and it's also almost impossible to get a female. Everything else seems reasonable to me. Aquavisor is definitely a good tool to play around with for stocking.
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Ok thank you. But should I do neons or rummy noses?
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Although I'm a fan of the neon tetra's colors, I can't recommend them anymore. They used to be a somewhat resilient fish, but I feel that over-breeding in the aquarium trade has made them weak. In short they are a very sensitive fish and are difficult to keep alive.
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Go with Cardinal Tetras. They don't have the problems neons do and better coloring IMO.
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I considered them but they cost more
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Just to be contrary, I've had good experiences with neons. It seems to me that if you get them past a two-week "break in"/quarantine period, you'll do well. Obviously, others have had different experiences.

Regarding Rummynoses, they're very active swimmers and (just my opinion) do better in a tank longer than a 20-long.
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