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Old 01-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Stocking Suggestions, 20 gallon vertical

Alittle cliche but please anyone who has ideas on stocking a 20 gallon vertical freshwater community tank. I only asked you all because you know what your talking about, any help is appreciated. Gracias! (Thank you)
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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If you want a community tank I'd look at tetras and rasboras for the schooling fish, and corydoras or loaches for the bottom of the tank. Dwarf cichlids would be a great centerpiece fish, as would a gourami. Do you have any ideas on what you want?
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Schooling fish sounds good, I really just want a colorful tank with fish that have different sizes and shapes for variety etc.
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For a 20H you could do a school of 10 Neon tetras, a colorful Dwarf or Honey Gourami, A group of 6 Marble Hatchetfish for top swimmers, and about 4 Cory Cats for bottom dwellers.
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Yeah! I just bought a pair of honeys and they are great sociable fish... I'd definitely go with those over the dwarf...
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I have both Honey and Dwarf and like they both equally although many feel Honeys are more hardy.
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Yeah! I just bought a pair of honeys and they are great sociable fish... I'd definitely go with those over the dwarf...
Are gourami's aggresive (even minorly) because last time I had the tank going it just, didnt work out with even semi agressive fish.
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For a 20H you could do a school of 10 Neon tetras, a colorful Dwarf or Honey Gourami, A group of 6 Marble Hatchetfish for top swimmers, and about 4 Cory Cats for bottom dwellers.
Do these hatchetfish school?
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Yes Hatchetfish school and usually pretty tightly. With gourami's it just depends on their individual temperment some are mellow and some monsters. You could do something like a Bolivian Ram or German Blue Ram instead of a Gourami.
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