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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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Question Stocking 20 gal Long Questions

Hey everyone
As i am getting closer to the planning of my 20 long high-tech tank, i was hoping to get advice on stocking my tank.

fish i had in mind were:
neon tetras
endler guppies(real nice fish)
rummy nose tetra
and a bottom dwellers fish but i am not sure what kind of bottom dwellers. for sure not a pleco since they grow to big.

If you guys could help out with how many fish of each species icould get or if they are compatible and what would be a good bottom dweller?/ algae eater fish.

thanks guys!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 02:52 AM
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I have black bar endlers livebearers and they are very peaceful and pretty , The males are tiny compared to the much bigger dull looking females , the endler/guppy hybrids are not as peaceful .
If you get females they will breed like crazy , you might not want that

Either way for bottom dwellers you could get cory catfish , I would get 3 .

The tiny Corydoras habrosus which a few in this forum keep are so cute.

http://www.franksaquarium.com/nanofish.htm
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Rachel has Pygmy Cories for $2.00 and Hasbrosus for $3.50. The Pygmy Cories I received are thriving and sometimes my male Endlers shoal with them. I have Hasbrosus coming next week. I agree with Lia: Endlers and Pygmy or Hasbrosus. They are so cute! I could sit and watch a whole aquarium with nothing but.

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thanks everyone . how many tetras would you suggest i should add into the aquarium because that's for sure the species iwant. since iwant to get a community fish somewhat going, how many neon tetras should iget?

and what would be considered over stocking a 20 gal?
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Aqadvisor.com is a great site to check stocking levels though it's more of a guideline than an absolute rule. You can get a pleco if you want, just get a bristlenose pleco (Ancistrus sp.) and not a regular one. They only get to 3ish inches and are really cute! For stocking you could do 12-15 smaller schooling fish (maybe 5 endlers, 5 neons, 5 rummynose?) and 7-10 habrosus or pygmy corys no problem. Good luck!
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Check your parameters. Neons prefer soft and Endlers do better in hard water. So you plan to stock with opposite needs. Just food for thought.
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thanks im going to do a lil more research on my stocking first but for sure iwant neon tetras in my tank. thanks everyone. and Careful, I will check out that website. thanks (:
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Cory cats are excellent bottom dwellers! They prefer to school in 3 or more, but the more there are the more exciting it is to watch them! They are very peaceful community fish as well and will help keep the bottom of your tank clean and the top layer of soil agitated.

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I also had one more question, would a German blue ram do good with neon tetras? and corycats as well?
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