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Old 11-12-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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Stocking ideas? 20 Gallon

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I have a 20 gallon tank currently with 5 guppies, and 2 cories. It is heavily planted, and fully cycled. Any ideas on any additions I can make. I would prefer something different from guppies, but other than that I am open to pretty much anything.
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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Tetras, rasboras, khuli loaches, etc. Basically anything that stays small and is peaceful.
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You should get more corydoras.
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i think red wag platys really stand out and are fun to watch... and definately get more corys, 5 or 6 would be super
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hey I like all those ideas. Do you think I can cheat on the inch a gallon rule a little bit because of having plants? Like could I go with like 1.5 inch per gallon or dare I say it 2 per gallon lol?
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the 1 inch per gallon rule is not very accurate.... does that mean a 20 inch fish is okay in a 20 gallon aquarium? i think the best way to stock is to closely monitor water conditions while slowly adding fish, not too amny too quickly that is. and look at some other members tanks. see how much they fit into their tanks. that should give you a good idea on what is too much. i think 3 spot gouramis are nice looking... especially when they are nicely fed for awhile..( i find the pet stores never have the fish as well fed as they could be)
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I vote for the Kuhli Loaches like Jim. They're really entertaining!
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:00 PM   #8
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OK that makes sense Evilameba. Also I will have to look into those Kuhli Loaches, as they seem to be pretty popular.
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well tell us what you get!
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:39 PM   #10
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hahaha, patience, I haven't even got a chance to get the the LFS yet. I will update soon with pictures lol.
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