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Old 07-23-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Stocking a 20 gallon high

20 gallon high fish stocking suggestions?
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:16 AM   #2
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Fire fish, clownfish, neon gobies, or tanaka's Pygmy wrasse
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Fire fish, clownfish, neon gobies, or tanaka's Pygmy wrasse
I would defiantly have to have 2 clownfish.
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I would defiantly have to have 2 clownfish.
And some type of goby. I really like yellow clown gobies
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I have a yellow and green clown goby and they are really cute. They are active about half the time and perch the other half. lol

Will this be a reef tank with corals or just fish? Do you intend to go with corals at any time? How about inverts like snails and hermits? Theres a bunch of fish you can choose from but you have to consider those questions when picking your fish.

I like lawnmower blenny's, a super ton of personality, havent met one yet that wasnt a character. I also like citron gobies another not usual fish but good for a 20g tank.
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I have about 15 to 20 hermit crabs in the tank now and I really like them. So I would like some fish that are compatible. Should the clown fish and gobies be alright with hermits and snails? And I am just planning on it being FOWLR
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Clowns and gobies are fine with hermits and snails.
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2 clowns in a 20H would be to much, you have to remember you're losing space with your rock. Your 20H with rock will probably end up being 15 gallons.
Here's a pretty good guide to help you select.
lgreen's Ultimate Guide To Nano Fish - Beginners Discussion - Nano-Reef.com Forums
A lawnmower won't work in a 20H either, they get to big.
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2 clowns in a 20H would be to much, you have to remember you're losing space with your rock. Your 20H with rock will probably end up being 15 gallons.
Here's a pretty good guide to help you select.
lgreen's Ultimate Guide To Nano Fish - Beginners Discussion - Nano-Reef.com Forums
A lawnmower won't work in a 20H either, they get to big.
Many people have told me otherwise. And I don't want too much live rock in the tank.
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2 clowns in a 20H would be to much, you have to remember you're losing space with your rock. Your 20H with rock will probably end up being 15 gallons.
Here's a pretty good guide to help you select.
lgreen's Ultimate Guide To Nano Fish - Beginners Discussion - Nano-Reef.com Forums
A lawnmower won't work in a 20H either, they get to big.

Do you have a 20g saltwater tank? Or a lawnmower blenny? I had clowns and that blenny in a 29g and they were just fine. When you stock you dont actually consider the water volume with rocks you go with the tank size. lol If that were the case a 125g reef would only have a few fish and tangs couldnt fit! LOL Which isnt the case at all. Most people will use common sense when adding rock and it wont be a tank full of rocks which then woudlnt allow much of any fish to be in that tank.

I agree two clowns should be in a 30g tank but the OP can get away with 2 in my opinion.
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