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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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Yeah, I'll say if you want to keep algae in check, go with shrimp, nerites, oto's and cory's to help maintain it all. PetSmart now saws that Rubber Lips get 5" fyi, I managed there for over a year. They are very misleading when it comes to any species of pleco and similar species. Pretty sure all they care about is money. I almost always refused to sell the typical pleco to anybody because they had no idea what they were getting themselves in to. Anyways, those are stories for another day.

I wouldn't suggest a pair of Gourami's as they will most likely fight off the others in such a small area for territory or fight with each other to claim position. Maybe just 1 gourami like a Honey Gourami.

Hatchetfish, Ghost catfish, rasboras, and danios typically always stay at the top.
 
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