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Old 01-26-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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How would you stock?

How would you stock a 20 long, 25, or 29 gallon tank? I have all the supplies for a tank except the actual tank so I need to decide what I want. I live near Houston which has a lot of fish stores so I can get almost any fish I want!
Here's what I was kinda thinking

1 dwarf gourami
8 rummy nose or cardinal tetras (could I possibly have both in a 29?)
6 emerald Cories

I want this to be kinda a high activity tank because I want it in my living room.

I'm interested in some of the dwarf cichlids but which would you recommend for each tank size?

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Old 01-26-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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I think that stock could work for the 29g but I wouldn't add anymore. For the 20 long you could do a pair of GBRs or Bolivian rams, 6 cardinal tetras, a male betta/ dwarf gourami, and if rams (not sure if they're ok with shrimp?) red cherry shrimp.

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A school of Buenos Aires Tetras are very active and are fun to watch! I recommend. If you want more aggressive fish you could get barbs.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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If you like activity how about a nano tank?


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Old 01-27-2014, 08:51 AM   #5
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I suggest getting the bigger tank, that way you can add more of a variety and it give you more room for mistakes. The smaller the tank the less room for error because of the volume of water. The stocking of a tank has a lot to do with filtration. What filter do you have?
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #6
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Do a DG and some harlequins or even a pair of gbr's and some harlequins

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