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20g stocking?

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I have just recetly setup a planted 20g high, and I added 3 Panda Cory's after 8 days (not sure if that was a good idea) I also have a Zebra snail in there.

I wanted to get:
4 male Guppies
1 albino (highfin) Bristlenose Pleco
10 Neon Tetras or 6 Black Neon Tetras
and 3-6 Panda Corys, I know this is kinda crowded but I wanted to have fish at all levels of the tank, and I need an algae eater and I heard Bristlenose Plecos are great for that.

I was wondering if it's better to stick with three Panda Corys or six, I know they like others of their species around but is three OK?

Thanks for your help in advance,

---------Mara
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3 panda corys will be fine and I wouild get a rubberlip pleco (3" max) instead of a bristlenose (6" max.). A rubberlip stays smaller, is more effective as an algae eater and does not require real driftwood, just a cave or some decor he can hide under during the day.
 

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You're looking at the wrong fish. Rubberlips are L187b and sell at Petsmart for just a few dollars.
 

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I understand that you don't want a pleco. But just in case someone else reads this and gets the wrong idea, Petsmart and other chain stores don't always have their facts straight. Here is a link to the L187B that they sell.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/_species.php?species_id=318

I have had a couple of them for almost 10 years (bought at Petsmart) in a 46 gal and a 75 gal and they stay very small. Mine did not even get 3.9", the max. size planetcatfish lists.
 
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