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Stocking suggestions - 20L

I'm going to be upgrading my 10g to a 20L soon, and want to get some more fish to go with the extra tank.

Currently I have:
7 black neons
2 white clouds
1 cory
1 african dwarf frog
1 gold gourami (male, I think)

I'd like to get a few more frogs if I can find them - they're tiny and they barely eat, so they really don't add to the bioload at all. And probably another cory to keep the place clean? thoughts on that?

Can I get a female gourami? How do I tell the difference? Maybe a few colorful and lively intermediate sized fish (between neons and a gourami)? Most of the fish in there now don't move much, and I think some movement would tighten up the school of black neons.

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cories are schooling fish, so at least you should get 5 of them.
I do not like the frogs.

My suggestion is to try and have a nice school of one fish for the upper middle part of the tank like the black neons you like; a cleaning crew of ottos, cories and some amano shrimp.

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I know cories school, but five seems like overkill. I don't want my whole tank devoted to cleaning up leftover food and algae. They're not particularly attractive fish, and aren't very active during the day.

Personally, I'm a big fan of the frogs.
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If you do not like a school of cories, why not get rid of the one, and get some ottos or a clown pleco (stay small). Ottos will only eat algae though, not normal fish food. But then again, if you have frogs, they will scavenge around the bottom of the tank. Also, add more black neons. A large school will look really good in the tank.

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I could probably be convinced to get two more cories; I think three would be an OK number. How many black neons should I add? I don't want to get so many that they don't school properly. 5 more?
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Nobody has a suggestion for medium sized, active, colorful fish?
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