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Old 04-07-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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what should i add?

hi, I upgraded my community from a 10g to a 20g, and was wondering what fish (if any) i should add. I had thought about a molly or 2, but read they needed more in their school and brackish water. I would like some addtional color, or maybe a specimen like an eel or something. Thanks.

20g; heavily planted
5 tiger barb
3 rosy barb
1 opaline gourami
1 rainbow shark
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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Really nice iridescent female betta

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Old 04-07-2005, 08:41 PM   #3
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rainbows prefer a little more swimming room then a 20 provides. Eels also get too large. If you want something that is eel-like try some kuhli loaches.
Actuall I just looked at your tanks occupants and I thin you have plenty in there already.I've never kept gouramis but the rainbow shark gets too big to keep in a 20.
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I too think you are pretty well stocked. You could consider adding a few more members to the tiger barb group, as I think they are impressive when in larger schools, and they are much happier like that. Same for the rosy barbs, as they need more members to establish a pecking order and tone down any nippiness.

Otherwise the only thing I would consider would be 4 of the dwarf cory cats, like pandas, pygmy or paleatus.
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