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Old 12-02-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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20 long stocking ideas

Hi everyone, I have a ten gallon and am going to be upgrading to a twenty long soon.
My current stocking is:
-one male crowntail betta
-one peppered cory
-one bronze cory
-one mickey mouse sunburst platy
-5 guppies (3 male and two female)
I realize this is slightly overstocked. That's why im upgrading. I also realize that there are problems within my stocking. For example, the corys need groups of at least 3 of their own species. Hopefully I will have enough room in the twenty long. I was also hoping to add a pair of dwarf cichlids. I prefer german blue rams. All suggestions, ideas and advice are appreciated. Thank You.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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IMO you will need a school of four of each of their own species for them to be comfortable. After that I think you're stocked, cories would take up the majority of the bottom in the 20H so that would rule them out.
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IMO you will need a school of four of each of their own species for them to be comfortable. After that I think you're stocked, cories would take up the majority of the bottom in the 20H so that would rule them out.
Its a twenty long. I don't know if that makes much of a difference though. I am pretty mad at my brother for getting that bronze cory and then forcing me to buy him out. So now I am stuck with a need for two groups of four corys... great.
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OH whoops! Did not see that I really need to reread through these posts a lot more before I post on them.

You could try giving away one of the schools, probably bronze, because then you could add more peppered cories and still have a nice GBR. If a pair could work in that tank I'm not sure.
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OH whoops! Did not see that I really need to reread through these posts a lot more before I post on them.

You could try giving away one of the schools, probably bronze, because then you could add more peppered cories and still have a nice GBR. If a pair could work in that tank I'm not sure.
The bronze cory was labeled as a dwarf albino cory at the store. I have had him for six months and he topped out at an inch and a half.
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IME albinos (aka bronze) get two-three inches. Granted it takes quite a bit, but I think it should be fine. I guess you could add 4 bronze cories, I am not sure.
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I might try to re-home the bronze cory then. Then do you think I will be able go have a pair of GBRs?
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If I rehomed the bronze cory could I get a pair of GBRs?
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:38 PM   #9
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Possibly. I would guesss...depends. I think a 20L will have enough space for them both, though I am no stock expert so IDK.
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I Just have a Quick question, could you keep 2 GBR in a 20 Long? Im Sure its not ideal, right? I want a pair so bad, and i have 2 spare 20 longs atm.
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I Just have a Quick question, could you keep 2 GBR in a 20 Long? Im Sure its not ideal, right? I want a pair so bad, and i have 2 spare 20 longs atm.
Definitely. But it would limit your additional stocking options because they get very aggressive when breeding.
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+1. Definitely, you'll just have to make your stock work around them then.
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Ok, so what other fish do you think I could add? I would like to het a school of some kind of tetra, like neon or glowlight. Or maybe I could get some cockatoo cichlids instead, if I can find them.
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In my 20g long I have;

1 Pearl Gourami (Transferred from 90g)
3 Ghost catfish (Still Juveniles)
1 Platy (Not sure what kind, he was in a tank with bigger, uglier platys)
6 Neon Tetras
1 Jumbo Cardinal neon tetra (Only surviving tank cycler)
3 Kuhli Loaches
1 Golden Rabbit Snail
2 Red skunk/1 Red crystal/1 Green/1 Fire/ 1 black bee Shrimp
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Just bought the tank, cover and light.
I got a glass cover and the Aqueon T5 Dual Fluorescent Fixture. I will get a colormax bulb later on but right now I just have two daylight tubes but later I'll get a colormax bulb...I plan on heavily planting, that's why I got the T5
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I was at the store today for a few things and they had a new shipment of fish. So I checked the sales out, and picked up 3 Beckfords Pencils and 1 Scarlet Badis Badis. Also picked up a small corner sponge filter/bubbler for up to 9 gallons.
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For my 20g long that is lol it does have relevance to this thread
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I was at the store today for a few things and they had a new shipment of fish. So I checked the sales out, and picked up 3 Beckfords Pencils and 1 Scarlet Badis Badis. Also picked up a small corner sponge filter/bubbler for up to 9 gallons.
Cool! I am just upgrading from my ten so I am moving over my Fluval 206
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Just bought the tank, cover and light.
I got a glass cover and the Aqueon T5 Dual Fluorescent Fixture. I will get a colormax bulb later on but right now I just have two daylight tubes but later I'll get a colormax bulb...I plan on heavily planting, that's why I got the T5

I think that they call them colormax and "growmax" for a good reason. I would try and stick with the daylight bulbs and skip the colormax if you want full PAR potential.
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