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Old 01-21-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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20 Gallon Stocking ideas

Converting my 20 Gallon goldfish tank to a tropical tank. I will definitely be adding 5 Tiger Barbs. What else can I stock with them that will co-exist and that will have a nice bit of color? I'd like some cory cats if that is possible. I want to put as many fish as safely possible in the tank. SO, the smaller the fis, the better, lol.

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For reference, i have a Tetra Whisper 20i filter BUT, i plan on adding a DIY canister filter too.
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You could do neon tetras, cardinal tetras, rummy nose tetras. For Cory you would only want to do Pygmy corys, and it's recommended that you keep at least 3 of them and the more the better. You could also do other barbs like Cherry, green, and gold.
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You could do neon tetras, cardinal tetras, rummy nose tetras. For Cory you would only want to do Pygmy corys, and it's recommended that you keep at least 3 of them and the more the better. You could also do other barbs like Cherry, green, and gold.
I was told that the barbs would not get along with neon tetra's. You're saying I should be ok with both?
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They should be fine. Barbs can be temperamental. If your worried about them being mean you could do zebra danios, or maybe a dwarf gourami. Corys would be fine also.
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They should be fine. Barbs can be temperamental. If your worried about them being mean you could do zebra danios, or maybe a dwarf gourami. Corys would be fine also.
I want to have fish with good bold colors. I plan on using sand instead of gravel so I want a nice contrast
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Well Maybe, the 5 tigers, 2 German blue rams, and a neon blue gourami.
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Well Maybe, the 5 tigers, 2 German blue rams, and a neon blue gourami.
Would I still be able to have a few cory's on the bottom? I will be runnign a dual filter setup so waste shouldnt be an issue.
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