20 Gal Centerpiece

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Faith11, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Faith11New MemberMember

    Hello! I was originally planning on adding a dwarf gourami as the centerpiece fish to my twenty gallon high, but after doing some research on the iridovirus, I decided against it. I am also planning on having 8 cherry barbs and 6 panda cories. I was thinking maybe a pair of honey gouramis as the centerpiece, but I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
  2. PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    I think honey Gouramis would be lovely!
  3. AsaflameValued MemberMember

    I would do maybe bolivian rams
  4. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    I have a 15 gal (same footprint as your 20 gal high - your tank is just taller) that's housed an apistogramma borellii as my centerpiece for almost 2 years now. Before that I had a few peacock gudgeons in there. The borellii apisto and gudgeons do fine in the cooler temps that panda cories prefer (a bolivian ram or honey gourami would also work well).
  5. Faith11New MemberMember

    I was wondering how delicate the Bolivian rams are? I've seen some websites that say they need very pristine water and I would like a pretty hardy fish since I'm new to fishkeeping.
  6. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    Bolivians are one of the hardier South American cichlids - they really don't need any "special" care above and beyond normal tank maintenance.
  7. Faith11New MemberMember

    Thank you for all of the suggestions :)
  8. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, I would do bolivian rams. They are very beautiful.
  9. Faith11New MemberMember

    Bolivian rams are usually kept in a m/f pair, right?
  10. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    They can be kept alone. And yes, they can be kept in a m/f pair
  11. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    That would be fine.