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Old 02-11-2014, 01:04 AM   #1
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20 gallon stocking

Im getting a 20 gallon tank and thinking of getting
1 female blue ram
1 male blue ram
3 female platys
2 male platys
1 rainbow shark
does that sound ok and do u have any suggestions.
will the rams be aggressive if they are breeding and kill or attack the platys?
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:25 AM   #2
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Aqadvisor.com is a great website for you to check stocking
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:18 AM   #3
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I would skip the rainbow shark for sure.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:38 AM   #4
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Every thing is good but the rainbow shark, skip that one
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:48 AM   #5
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You should be fine Exocet get rid of the rainbow shark they need a 4 foot tank IMO. But I would add 1 more female platy to the best ratio is 1m:2f no the rams should be just fine with your platys.
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what will the rainbow shark do? what about clown loaches or do u have any other ideas for fish.
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Rainbow sharks will harass and chase around small fish a lot. It grows to 6 inches and needs a big tank. Clown loaches are a definite no. They get 10 inches and need at least a 125 gallon tank. In a 20 gallon with 5 or 6 platies and 2 rams your tank is pretty much fully stocked.
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ok thanks
I think I want to go with
2 rams 1 male 1 female
2 male platys
3-4 female platys
3 Tetras or something give me suggestion of what to get.
does that sound good?
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I would ditch the platys and get more tetras and cories
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:26 PM   #10
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Don't add anything else if you want platies and rams. If you want tetras don't get platies.
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Choose either 6 platies and the rams or tetras and rams. I definitely recommend tetras.
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Is this a brand new tank? Maybe start with the platys than look into rams a little further down the road, also rummynose tetras and rams look great together but rn's can be tricky too...
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