20 Gallon Amazon Biotope Ideas!

Starfruit
  • #1
I currently have this 20 gallon tank (photo included) that has a hob filter, heater, driftwood, rocks, sand and 8 assorted Corydoras.

I was thinking what fish I could add with these Corydoras and what stuff I should add to this tank (example: more types of wood, placement of different plants, etc)

Thanks


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juniperlea
  • #2
I currently have this 20 gallon tank (photo included) that has a hob filter, heater, driftwood, rocks, sand and 8 assorted Corydoras.

I was thinking what fish I could add with these Corydoras and what stuff I should add to this tank (example: more types of wood, placement of different plants, etc)

Thanks

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Nice driftwood..... a Bristlenose pleco would love the driftwood. I think I would get plants of various heights and place them in and around the wood, but leaving the 'branches always visible. My favorite back drop to a tank is a mirror. That way, you cover the back and you can see two of everything!
 
MacZ
  • #3
Really nice hardscape! o.o Vaguely same dimensions as my tank. Love it!

Plantwise: amazon sword and frogbit would be my go to. Maybe a Vallisneria or Crypt. If you don't care were the plants actually come from go for Anubias aswell.

Other stuff: Botanicals! If you go for biotope. Leaf litter, seed capsules etc. The scape screams leaf litter bed to me.

Fishwise: A small school (8-10) of shoaling tetras, of course corys (5-8), plecos (you might not want to take a normal bristlenose in that tank-size, but please stay away from Otos under any circumstances) and dwarf cichlids (1 pair). Pencilfish would also be an option, though they jump. Hatchetfish would also fit in the biotope, I think the surface-area would be too small for them though.
 
KingJamal2
  • #4
Do a school of neons. I love neons.
 
MacZ
  • #5
Joshaeus
  • #6
Nice start! What are the PH, KH (carbonate hardness), and GH (general hardness) of the tank? Most amazonian fish are going to prefer neutral or slightly acidic conditions with low to moderate KH and GH (unless they are Rio Negro fish, which strongly prefer very acidic conditions with almost no KH or GH or much of anything else dissolved in the water, for that matter).
 
DoubleDutch
  • #7
Leaflitter ?

 
ProudPapa
  • #9
Some Cryptocoryne WendtiI would look good planted against the rock piles.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #10
Some Cryptocoryne WendtiI would look good planted against the rock piles.
That's an Asian plant.
 
ProudPapa
  • #11
That's an Asian plant.

Never mind then (but it would still look good).
 
DoubleDutch
  • #12
Never mind then (but it would still look good).
It is a very decorative plant that I love and that are in all my South Amerasian tanks hahaha.
 
Starfruit
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Here is an update on my 20 gallon amazon biotope tank!

Feedback is appreciated



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KingJamal2
  • #14
More plants!
 
honorstoise
  • #15
Maybe a java fern or anubias to attach to the wood
 
MacZ
  • #16
Veeery nice. Floating plants would (literally) top it of.

And maybe 1-2 more swords.
 

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